Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India has ordered the state government to make arrangements to send the stranded migrant labourers to their respective destinations following which, the state government has appointed senior IAS officer Sandeep Kumar Sultania as the Nodal Authority for the purpose.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar informed to this effect during a review meeting with top officials and issued orders appointing Sandeep Kumar Sultania to deal with the movement of persons stranded due to Lockdown.
CS said Sandeep Kumar will be assisted by a team of officers. A protocol has been developed for the movement of stranded persons. He further said that a letter from the Home Ministry has been addressed to Chief Secretaries of all States to provide details of persons from their states who are stranded in Telangana. Chief Secretaries of other states have also been requested to make transport arrangements to pick up the people from their states who are stranded in Telangana.
He requested the Chief Secretaries to advise their nodal authorities to get in touch with Telangana nodal authority for facilitation. He further informed that our nodal authority will arrange for a screening of the persons and passes to the asymptomatic persons for undertaking the journey. “Any stranded person who wishes to move to their native state are requested to be in touch with their native state for transport arrangement. Government of Telangana will permit stranded persons to move to their native state only”, CS said.