The Kerala police has rolled out a mobile application called ‘e-rekha’ to create a comprehensive database of migrant workers in the state.
The app is aimed at creating a single database of all migrant workers in the state to track their movement and activities in the wake of reports of persons with criminal antecedents coming into the state and escaping detection under the cover of the large number of migrant workers in the state.
The app will first be introduced in Palakkad district on a tentative basis.
Police officers in each district will collect details about migrant workers from labour contractors who engage them or those providing lodging facilities where migrant labourers stay en masse.
The details so collected will be entered into tablets and later saved in the e-rekha app and a master data server will be maintained by the police to readily examine the information when required.
Voter ID card and aadhar card details, photographs, biometric data, address, and criminal records, if any, of the migrant workers in the state will be saved in the ‘e-rekha’ app.
The migrant workers will be given QR code embedded cards which the police can scan to instantly retrieve details stored in the database.