MoU to protect Indian workers in Kuwait gets cabinet approval

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Flipboard
  • Email
  • WhatsApp
Representational Image
Representational Image

New Delhi : The Union Cabinet on 23 January has given green signal by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Kuwait for cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers. This official approval will benefit over 3 lakh Indians, including 90,000 women working in the Gulf country.

The Memorandum of Understanding provides a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers related matters and provides strengthened safeguards for Indian domestic workers including female workers in Kuwait, a statement said.

The India-Kuwait pact is valid for a period of five years and has provision for automatic renewal.

A joint committee will be set up to follow up the implementation of this MoU. This will also promote bilateral cooperation in domestic workers related matters between the two countries.

"Around 3,00,000 Indian domestic workers are deployed in Kuwait. This includes around 90,000 female domestic workers," the statement added.

This move will allow Indian to work fearlessly in the Gulf nation. Also, it is believed that the pact to safeguard the workers will decrease the level of domestic violence, crimes against women. 

Also, the scope to work aboard will increase with the approval of this memorandum. The structured framework will increase women security and people of India will get wide chance to work in Kuwait and other Gulf nations.