Mumbai: Casual workers who are seen waiting at market places in various areas in Mumbai seeking daily-wage basis jobs, may soon need to register themselves with the labour department. The BJP-led Maharashtra government now plans to conduct a survey of these workers, too, in Mumbai. Though the modalities for registration are yet to be worked out, it seems by the time the labour department completes surveying, the process of registration will open up.
“The state government is planning to conduct a survey of casual workers, also known as ‘Naka Kamgar’ as in Mumbai, it being the financial capital of the country, their number should go in lakhs. And the survey will help determine their exact count,” a state Labour department official said.
‘Naka Kamgars’ are daily wagers who wait at market places for employment. BJP legislator Atul Bhatkalkar, who initiated a discussion with Labour Minister Prakash Mehta on the issue, told PTI that the casual workers come from the lowest strata of the society and should get benefits availed to the unorganised sector.
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