Expert panel recommends portability of welfare benefits for migrant workers

A working-group panel on migration has recommended, through a report to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, that food security and other benefits ought to be made portable for migrant workers, since they often lose access due to inter-state and intra-state migration. The expert panel’s suggestions pertain to benefits conferred under the affirmative action lists for Dalits and Adivasis, and suggest a special focus on healthcare, education and housing policies as well as the removal of domicile requirements for jobs. Source: