Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing media on Wednesday in New Delhi
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing media on Wednesday in New Delhi

Cabinet okays MoU with Kuwait for increased safeguards for Indian domestic workers

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2019 16:40 IST

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of an MoU with Kuwait for cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers incorporating increased safeguards.
The MoU provides a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers-related matters and strengthened safeguards for Indian domestic workers, including female workers in Kuwait. The MoU would initially be valid for five years and incorporates provision for automatic renewal, an official release said.
A Joint Committee would be set up to follow up on the implementation of the MoU.
The MOU will promote bilateral cooperation in domestic workers related matters between the two countries.
Around 3,00,000 Indian domestic workers are deployed in Kuwait, including around 90,000 female domestic workers, the statement said. (ANI)

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