Indian bishops set up online system to register migrants
The Indian bishops’ labour office has created an online system to register migrant workers, promote safe migration and help them in emergencies, reported ucanews.com.
Cardinal Baselios Thottunkal, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, launched the web-based migrant data management system in New Delhi on 15th March.
He said it would pave the way to protect migrants who leave rural areas for cities in search of jobs.
“It will help enhance connectivity between villages and cities where migrant workers are based. It will also provide them with information from the government and the Church,” he said.
Workers can register at 78 facilitation centres in Catholic dioceses across the country, where they can update their contact details, place of origin and where they work.
Apart from registration, the system also is designed to provide pastoral care, welfare services and counseling to the workers, ucanews.com reported.
Picture: Kashmiri Pandit migrants hold placards and shout slogans as they protest in 2016 at the migrant relief commissioner office in Jammu, India. The Indian bishops’ labour office has created an online system to register migrant workers, promote safe migration and help them in emergencies, reported ucanews.com. (CNS photo/Jaipal Singh, EPA).Tags: India, Indian bishops, migrants, online system, register