Swaraj assures K. T. Rao of resolving migrant issues

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a special meeting on gulf migrant issue. Hyderabad IT minister K. T. Rama Rao gave a presentation on the vision of the Telangana Government and Gulf migrants issue and suggested the Central Government to establish a centralised data bank of the gulf migrants. Rao also suggested to give a feasibility to share the data among all states to identify who is going to gulf countries. The minister also suggested to appoint Telugu language translator at all embassy offices in all Gulf nations. He requested the Central Government to come up with a specific policy for legal assistance by recruiting the settled Indian origin lawyers and also suggested to enter into an agreement with all Gulf nations to allow the Indian migrant prisoners to complete the sentence in Indian jails. Rao requested Swaraj to raise the issue of companies unlawfully taking away the passport of Indian migrants as human rights violation. The minister told Swaraj to establish the E-Sanad faceless, cashless contact and digital facilities. This E-SANAD system will be inaugurated in Hyderabad in the third week of this month. Ministry of External Affairs - state collaborated Gulf migrants outreach program will start from Hyderabad on May 13. Rao requested Swaraj to form the group of ministers to discuss and emulate the best practices among the states such as issuing passports, welfare activities for the gulf migrants. Swaraj assured the minister to form the group of ministers, which will meet once in three months to discuss the migrant issues. This meeting was attended by two Central Ministers and ambassadors from Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. (ANI)