Bonded labour data and schemes

Labour and Employment

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2822 TO BE ANSWERED ON 18.03.2020 BONDED LABOUR DATA AND SCHEMES 2822. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state: (a)whether Government maintains data on the social background of bonded labour cases; (b)if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; (c)the budgetary allocations towards the Bonded Labour Rehabilitation Scheme for the year 2019-20 and the details thereof; and (d)the details of expenditure of the scheme for the year 2019-20 and details thereof? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR) (a) to (b): Under the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, identification, release and rehabilitation of freed bonded labour is the direct responsibility of the concerned State Governments/Union Territories. The Central Government assists the State Governments in their task of rehabilitation of released bonded labourers. The Central Government does not maintain any data in this regard. (c) & (d): The budgetary allocations and expenditure towards the Bonded Labour Rehabilitation Scheme for the year 2019-2020 is as below: BE 2019-20 (Rs. In lakh) RE2019-20 (Rs. In lakh) Expenditure (Rs. In lakh) 800 100 34.7