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New protocol boon to Indians in UAE

The new system will ensure transparency of the contracting process by mandating that the prospective worker be duly informed of the terms of the contract.

 
New Delhi: 

Indians looking for jobs in the United Arab Emirates need no longer fear being duped by unscrupulous employers and agents.

The two nations yesterday signed a protocol at Abu Dhabi to facilitate electronic registration of Indian contract workers in the kingdom.

It is aimed at streamlining the registration of 1.7 million Indian contract workers, said a statement from the ministry of overseas Indian affairs.

The new system will ensure transparency of the contracting process by mandating that the prospective worker be duly informed of the terms of the contract.

The information, to be provided by Indian government-accredited recruitment agencies, will include the scope of remuneration and employment conditions and benefits.

Overseas Indian affairs minister Vayalar Ravi said India was implementing a comprehensive e-governance system toward making the process of overseas deployment transparent and accessible to stakeholders.

The new system was activated by an online application by a UAE employer for the granting of work permits that required disclosure of the key terms of the employment offer.

The UAE's ministry of labour processed the application and provided access to the electronic record to government-accredited recruitment agencies in India who were then required to obtain the worker’s attested consent, said officials.

Source:deccanherald.com

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