Ranchi, Sept. 23: Chief minister Hemant Soren today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to work out effective measures to monitor social media, but without curtailing democratic rights and privacy of individuals.
Addressing a meeting of National Integration Council in New Delhi, Hemant argued that though he was strongly opposed to banning social media, he was aware that often it played a key role in ruining the social fabric.
Hence, effective surveillance was necessary. But the government should use it for bridging differences between various sections of society.
Expressing concern on incidents of physical and mental exploitation of migrants from Jharkhand at various metros, the chief minister demanded strict implementation of Inter-state Migration Act.
He also proposed enactment of Domestic Workers (training, registration and welfare) Act to generate employment opportunities within the state and prevent migration of labourers.
Hemant urged the Prime Minister to direct PSUs to work out a proactive recruitment policy to give maximum employment to local residents.
He also raised the issue of pending compensation for over 24,000 acre land given by the state government to Coal India for mining and sought an increase in royalties.
“Jharkhand ought to be given its due share. Mining works and industrialisation have led to largescale displacements over the years. The state does have a rehabilitation and resettlement policy to address their problems. Several central public sector undertakings too are engaged in mining works in Jharkhand. They too ought to shoulder their corporate social responsibilities,” he added.
Condemning incidents of attacks on women, Hemant claimed that there had been a sharp decline in incidents of atrocities against women in Jharkhand after he became chief minister three and a half months back.
He said deputy commissioners and police superintendents had been directed to take effective measures for the safety of women.