In order to capture the information regarding movement of migrants and facilitate the smooth movement of stranded persons across States, (NDMA) National Disaster management authority has developed an online Dashboard – National Migrant Information System (NMIS).
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The online dashboard of NDMA has the following features:
- Maintaining a central repository on migrant workers and help in speedy inter-State communication/co-ordinationto facilitate their smooth movement to native places.
- It has additional advantages like contact tracing, which may be useful in overall COVID-19 response work.
- The mobile numbers of people can be used for contact tracing and movement monitoring during COVID-19.
The Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla IAS, has written to the States/Union Territories urging them to use the online portal.