Monthly Archives: September 2015

Counselling centre for migrants

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The Punjab labour and human resource department has set up the first-ever Migrant Resource Centre in the country, to plug the information gap migrant workers mostly face at home and abroad.

Established with the support of the ILO at the Industrial Relations Institute, Township, the centre will provide reliable and accurate information and support services to migrant workers, returnees and their families through drop-in and over the phone. Continue reading

Why social cost of migration is linked to happiness index of a country

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Twenty-nine year old Simi lives in Chengavila Kanyakumari district with her two and a half year old son and mother-in-law. An MSc in Bioinformatics, she did not apply for a job in order to look after her child and ailing mother-in-law. Given a good package as an account manager by a company named Sea Shore engineering, her husband went to Qatar two years back. Ever since, she manages home and works on her own. In May 2013, her husband fell from the stairs and received a minor fracture. He came back to India to live with the family for a month. Why? Because it is only at the time of a crisis that family stands by your side when nobody else will. Continue reading