With Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan shortly responding to their plea for assist, 23 migrant staff from Odisha, most of whom are ladies, have eventually been free of the “clutches of a labour contractor” and despatched to their native locations.
About 400 staff had come to the State via some intermediaries and joined Sandhya Marines, an aqua unit at Palakol.
A labour contractor, Srinivas, who offers workforce to the corporate, has allegedly been harassing the employees and accumulating cash forcibly from them.
The employees, with the assistance of a frontrunner from Odisha, had approached the Governor at Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada on Thursday, and poured our their woes to him and sought his instant assist.
Responding to their plea, Mr. Harichandan directed West Godavari Superintendent of Police Ok. Narayan Naik to look into the problem.
The employees later met Mr. Narayan Naik in Eluru, who organized a automobile for them to achieve Palakol. Mr. Narayan Naik too visited Palakol and interacted with all the employees and inquired into the allegations.
“The employees, all native of Kendrapara district in Odisha, had got here to Palakol a number of months in the past and joined the aqua unit. The corporate is paying them ₹400 to ₹500 per head for processing shrimp. Mr. Srinivas is allegedly accumulating the cash given to them by power,” Mr. Narayan Naik has stated.
Mr. Narayan Naik and Narsapuram DSP P. Veeranjaneya Reddy interacted with the employees in addition to the corporate, and likewise enquired concerning the amenities being offered by the administration.
“Primarily based on the criticism, we’ve registered a case towards the contractor within the Palakol City police station. Twenty-three staff, principally ladies, have stated that they need to return to their native villages. Now we have organized transportation and despatched them on Friday,” Palakol CI Ch. Anjaneyulu stated.
“The corporate has been directed to represent an Inside Complaints Committee (ICC) and prepare a criticism field on the unit premises. About ₹1 lakh money collected from the employees has been recovered and handed over to workwers. Stern motion shall be taken towards those that harass the migrant labourers,” the DSP warned.
“The corporate administration has handled us nicely and paid wages promptly as per the settlement. However the contractor has harassed us. We thank the Andhra Pradesh authorities and the officers for responding to our drawback and sending us again,” the migrant ladies stated.
Mr. Narayan Naik directed the corporate representatives to comply with the Labour Legal guidelines and Guidelines, present correct lodging, consuming water, bathroom and medical amenities to the employees.
The migrant ladies thanked the Governor, the SP, the DSP and different officers for serving to them return to their native locations.