System mooted to tackle grievances of labourers

ABU DHABI — The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi, with cooperation from the Ministry of Labour, is devising a grievance redressal mechanism to efficiently address labourers’ problems, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Talmiz Ahmad, told Khaleej Times in an exclusive interview.

By Anwar Ahmad

Published: Fri 9 Nov 2007, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:35 AM

The ambassador will soon be embarking on a trip to the south Indian states which account for a bulk of manpower export to the Gulf countries.

He will visit Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Chennai and Hyderabad and address the chambers of commerce and the media to create awareness about the various issues related to manpower export.

“We will work with the MoL to ensure that we have a proper GRM and to address the emerging problems promptly from time to time,” Ahmad added.

“We will launch a media campaign in India by putting out advertisements on TV channels. The campaign by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs will aim at spreading awareness among job-seekers so that they do not fall into the clutches of unscrupulous agents and go abroad only when they have proper documents,” he said.

The ambassador urged job-seekers not to pay money to recruitment agencies or agents and not abandon their sponsors when they finally land a job.

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