India and Kuwait have signed a MoU that brings Indian domestic workers in the Gulf nation within the ambit of a legal framework that streamlines their recruitment.
Kuwait , Kuwait
28 June 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait and India signed a MoU on June 10, 2021, that brings Indian domestic workers in the Gulf nation within a legal framework that provides them with the protection of the law and streamlines their recruitment.
As per Indian ministry of external affairs, about 10 lakh Indians are residing in Kuwait as of 2020. Majority of Indians belong to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. India is one of the largest trading partners of Kuwait and Kuwait is a key supplier of oil to India.
Indian Ambassador Sibi George and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Majdi Ahmad Al-Dhafiri signed the MoU in the presence of India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State of Cabinet Affairs of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.
Both ministers welcomed the signing of the MoU which will introduce an employment contract ensuring the rights and obligations of both the employer and the domestic workers.
• This MoU will bring Indian domestic workers in Gulf nation within the legal framework which will
provide them protection under law.
• Agreement will also streamline recruitment of domestic workers.
• It will ensure rights and obligations of domestic workers as well as employer.
• A 24-hour assistance mechanism will be established to assist domestic workers.
• A joint committee will also be set up to assess and review periodically on implementation of MoU.