10 July 2014, Two Circles.net

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has started issuing recruitment visas for domestic maids from India under a new employment contract finalised by the two nations, media reported Thursday.

Saudi Deputy Labour Minister Mufarrij Al-Huqbani said in a statement that the joint Saudi-Indian joint committee on labour issues finalised the recruitment contract that consist of several provisions to ensure the authenticity and implementation of the standard employment contract, the recruitment cost, action against recruitment agencies violating laws and a mechanism to prevent cheating by middlemen, the Saudi Gazette reported.

This is the first time that the Indian government has entered into a labour cooperation pact with the Saudi Arabia.

The new recruitment will ease the shortage of domestic workers in the country.

The agreement is for five years and will be renewed automatically for similar periods.

Earlier in May, Indian and Saudi Arabian officials discussed points of standard employment contract for Indian workers in this country.

Saudi Arabia is home to around 2.8 million expatriate Indians, many of whom are READ MORE…


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