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QUESTION NO.1163 MOU BETWEEN INDIA AND KUWAIT

November 28, 2019

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1163
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.11.2019

MOU BETWEEN INDIA AND KUWAIT

1163. SHRIMATI VIJILA SATHYANANTH:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Government has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kuwait for co-operation on the recruitment of domestic workers;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether it is also a fact that the move is likely to benefit around three lakh Indian workers deployed in Kuwait, including about 90,000 female domestic workers; and

(d) if so, the details thereof;

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (d) Yes. Government has approved the signing of MoU between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers in January 2019. The MoU provides a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers related matters and reflects the latest reforms in recruitment processes, their welfare and protection and various initiatives taken by both sides. Under this MoU, a Joint Committee will be set up to follow up on the implementation of this MoU. The MoU would benefit around 300,000 Indian domestic workers who are deployed in Kuwait which includes about 90,000 female domestic workers.

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