Landlord cannot collect rent for one month from migrants

  What ensures a much needed reprieve and address the immediate vulnerabilities of millions of migrant labour, the Central Government has issued a recent directives (No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 29th March 2020) that no landlords should collect rent from migrant labours, students for one month and also empowering states to take the errant landlord to task in defiance of such orders.   What considers as a major contributing cause of defiance ot the recent lock down declared by Centre and State administration is lack of work and the provision for daily sustenance lots of migrant labours and student strangled in various stated have the increased tendency to look at option of returning their hometowns. The Centre taking congnizance of the facts has directed that food, shelter and other facilities must be made available to the poor and needy people, including migrant labourers. States have been asked to use funds from the State Disaster Response Fund for this purpose. The direction was issued in view of reports concerning the movement of migrant labourers in the country. The 21-day national lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Tuesday had prompted a mass exodus by migrant labourers in various places, who left their … Continue reading Landlord cannot collect rent for one month from migrants