21 July 2014, Business Standard
The age of Indian domestic workers looking for employment in Saudi Arabia has been set between 25 and 50 years under a new employment agreement finalised by the two countries, media reported.
“Our agreement with India sets the age of the domestic workers coming to the Kingdom (Saudi Arabia) at between 25 and 50 years. If an Indian maid aged 25 agrees to come to Saudi Arabia, the Indian government will not prevent her,” Emirates 24/7 reported citing Ahmed Al Faheed, Saudi labour ministry undersecretary for international affairs, as saying Sunday.
Al Faheed said that the maids would be subjected to a crash course in their respective states in India before being sent to Saudi Arabia.
Such training will be provided by labour agencies in India, he said.
Moreover, Saudi labour agencies are planning to set up offices in India to supervise procedures for the recruitment of maids in READ MORE…