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Critically examine the role of judiciary in tackling the problems of migrant workers during COVID 19 pandemic.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

4. Critically examine the role of judiciary in tackling the problems of migrant workers during COVID 19 pandemic. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article explains that the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court are welcome, but they require robust systems.

Key Demand of the question:

Examine the role of judiciary in tackling the problems of migrant workers during COVID 19 pandemic.

Directive:

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

The Supreme Court on June 29 pronounced its judgment in the migrant labourers’ case. The case was initiated last year after the national lockdown was announced on March 24.

 Body:

Two of the most important components to protect the migrants during this time were the food and travel arrangements insisted on by the court.

In the orders pronounced in May this year, it laid down that dry ration be provided to migrants who want to return to their homes.

Further, the court said that identity proof should not be insisted upon by the governments since the labourers might not be able to furnish it.

Secondly, the court called upon the State governments to arrange transportation for workers who need to return to their homes.

Discuss the efforts made by Judiciary so far.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.