Saudi Arabia: VK Singh visits to help stranded Indian workers


New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh has again gone to Saudi Arabia to help a great many laid-off Indian specialists either to come back to India or look for option occupation in the Gulf country which is confronted with serious monetary log jam that has constrained organizations to conserve work power.

Outer Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the reason for VK Singh’s visit was to determine issues being confronted by Indian laborers needing to return home or discover elective occupation in Saudi Arabia. Indians utilized with Saudi Oger, Saudi-container Laden and Saad Group are confronting real challenges and they have no other choice yet to come back to India.

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“No other alternative is accessible to Indian laborers having a place with these three organizations. MoS VK Singh is in Saudi Arabia at this moment as there are a few issues which should be tended to so that the saved laborers either look for option livelihood or come back to India,” said Mr Swarup. VK Singh had hurried to Saudi Arabia not long ago after expansive number of Indian laborers looked for Indian government’s mediation in bringing up their challenges with the Saudi powers.

The Saudi government, then, had consented to quickly resolve situation of the laid-off Indian specialists including giving them free entry to come back to India and clearing their unpaid levy. Mr Swarup said VK Singh will attempt to connect with Saudi powers to look for participation in helping the troubled Indians. A huge number of Indian specialists have lost their occupations because of lull in Saudi economy, activated by low oil costs and cut in spending by the administration.

The Indian government had asked for the Saudi powers to give the unemployed Indian specialists exit visas without NoC (No-Objection Certificate) from managers furthermore encouraged it to clear the levy of laborers who have not been paid for a considerable length of time, at whatever point they settle the records with the organizations concerned. According to rules, no outside worker can leave the nation without NoC by the businesses.

The Saudi government likewise consented to permit exchange of Indian workers, who have lost their occupations, to some other organization inside Saudi Arabia. According to rules, outside workers can’t change occupations with consent of the organization where they were utilized.

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