Socio-Legal Study of the Migrant Workers: A Special Reference to Covid-19
Keywords:Centre-State Accountability, Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act, Ill-effects on migration of labours, Supreme Court’s late cognizance.
This research paper is a study on the situation of Migrant Workers, and hardships faced by them in
this pandemic. This paper will try to analyse on whom the responsibility lies, whether the Central
Government was at fault or the respective State Governments need to be held accountable. This
paper will revisit the plethora of laws we have for migrant workers but lack effective implementation.
This paper will also address the effects of migrant labours both short term and in long term, and
how the Supreme Court could have taken a more proactive path to tackle the situation. Finally
this paper will try to suggest some practical recommendations that can be implemented and will
improve the situation.