NATIONAL TRIBAL MIGRATION SUPPORT PORTAL

   Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is National Migration Support Portal (NMSP) ?

Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has developed National Migration Support Portal to capture village level voluntary out-migration data of workers as well city level oncoming migrant data which is available in the form of web portal and mobile application

2. Why Migration Support Portal has been developed?

As per MoTA's multiple studies on Tribal Livelihood Migration, lack of migrants' specific real time data is biggest challenge for the state & national governments to formulate suitable strategies and policy decisions for welfare of migrant workers at source as well at destination locations.

This has been realized strongly at many fronts in the light of facts and circumstances in the prevailing COVID19 situation.

The first step towards addressing issues of migration is to have reliable data on migration which is currently lacking. Hence MoTA has taken proactive step in the form of National Migration Data Repository to bridge existing data gap, and create evidence-based policies to ensure welfare of tribal migrants.

3. What is the scale of National Migration Support Portal?

This repository will capture data from the Districts having tribal population ≥25% of total population. The data is intended to be collated through State Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) which will seek assistance of village panchayat official i.e. Panchayat Secretary and available Community Resource Persons (CRPs).

MoTA is also availing resources available with other central key line ministries at the ground level like Ministry of Panchayat Raj, and Ministry of Rural Development , Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, will be explored to enrich the repository from time to time.

4. How the data will be captured in Migration Support Portal ?

The data is intended to be collated through State Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) which will seek assistance of village panchayat official i.e. Panchayat Secretary and available Community Resource Persons (CRPs). At city level, TRIs will take assistance of community organizers and/or other resource persons of city administrations.

5. What kind of data will be captured in the Migration Support Portal ?

Migration Support Portal will capture key data of migrants such as –

Demographic details: will register migrants’ basic demographic details like name, gender, caste, religion, state and details of identity card like Aadhaar Card, Pan Card or Ration Card.

Livelihood details of migrants at Source: This portal/app will gather information about livelihood status of migrants at the village level. This will help in assessing if benefits under various livelihood schemes like MNREGA, NRLM etc. are percolated to the tribal migrants.

Skill mapping: Skill mapping will be done through this unique NMSP to understand the need of various skill development trainings. This data will also help concerned ministries to understand the number of skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled workers. Thus government will be able to provide them tailor-made customized skill trainings according to the need.

Migration Patterns: This portal will capture information on the patterns of migration; whether it is seasonal or permanent, the migration is distress driven or in search of better opportunities etc. This will also capture information on remuneration they get at destination places, various occupations they are engaged, how they access basic public services (health, education, food security etc.) and government schemes etc. All this information will help in assessing the needs of migrants at destination places.

6. Which Android OS version is compatible with Android Mobile App?

All version above Android 5.0 are compatible with our Android Application.

7. Is an Internet Data Connection mandatory?

Yes, Internet Data connection is mandatory to download and operate portal and app.

8. What are the charges for downloading and using National Migration Support Portal App?

National Migration Support Portal and mobile App is free to download and operate.

9. Which Ministries are involved in the development of National Migration Support Portal Project?

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has initiated and developed National Migration Support Portal and mobile application.

10. Who are eligible to enter data in National Migration Support Portal System?

The data is intended to be collated through State Tribal Research Institute (TRI) which will seek assistance of village panchayat official i.e. Panchayat Secretary and available Community Resource Persons (CRP) appointed by Ministry of Rural Development or Ministry of Urban Development.

11. Can a normal user view and download the report?

No, the National Migration Support Portal and mobile App is intended to be used only by authorized government officials at village and district level.

12. How National Migration Support Portal is related to Digital India?

The proposed data will be electronically available and visible via dashboards at various levels: village-block-district-state and national level for different tiers of government authorities. It is envisaged to employ Artificial intelligence (AI) for creating basic and predictive analyses, which will help state and Central Governments to formulate suitable strategies and policies to support migrating tribals. This will be first one stop digital data solution for migrant workers and necessary policy solutions to support them, which is in alignment with vision of Digital India initiative.

13. What are Expected Outcomes of National Migration Support Portal?

The migration data will be electronically available and visible via dashboards at village-block-district-state and national level for different tiers of government authorities. It is envisaged to employ Artificial intelligence (AI) for creating basic and predictive analyses, which will help state and central governments to formulate suitable strategies and policies to support migrating tribals. MoTA will also initiate advocacy with state and concerned national key line ministries for effective utilization of tribal development funds for better interest of tribal migrants.

14. What is Shramsaathi Manual for Migrant Workers?

MoTA has developed information manual for tribal workers to ensure that the process of migration is safe and productive. It is expected that migrant workers who are trained through this manual will be able to demand and access services, rights and entitlements related to livelihood and social security at their village before migration, as well after migration at destination towns and cities.

It is also expected that there will be an increase in knowledge and awareness of migrant workers on livelihood, social security, financial, legal and health aspects which will empower them to make informed choices while engaged in the process of migration.

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Last Updated: 19 January, 2021