Parliament Q & A

Civil Services Chronicle Online,july, 2020:

Inter-State Migrant Workers


(a)whether the Government is having any data on the number of Inter-State migrant workers across the country;
(b)if so, the details thereof, State-wise with their educational qualification and the sector in which they are engaged, State/gender/sector/qualification-wise;
(c)whether these migrant workers have been provided with the wages and other welfare measures as per Chapter IV of Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979; and
(d)if not, the reasons therefor?

Waive Off Education Loans


(a)whether there is any plan of action to waive off education loans for unemployed graduates who have borrowed the loans from banks;
(b)if so, the details thereof; and
(c)if not, the reasons therefor?

‘Rupay’ Kisan Credit Card


(a)whether the circulation of ‘Rupay’ Kisan Credit Card which has been created by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has come in vogue in the country;
(b)if so, the details thereof;
(c)whether the banks/financial institutions are likely to launch the variant of the cards to attach to this system;
(d)if so, the details thereof alongwith the number of cardholders and the number of ATMs dealing with this card proposed to be installed by banks during the current year; and
(e)the steps taken/being taken by the Government to improve security and streamline the payment process of this card?

Suicide Cases In Central Educational Institutes/ Universities


(a)whether the Government is aware of the increasing instances of student suicides in central educational institutes like IITs and Central Universities;
(b)if so, the number of such instances reported during the last three years; and
(c)the measures taken by the Government to stem such activities among the students?

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