Cabinet approves India-Kuwait pact on domestic workers

Kuwaiti children wave their national flag in Kuwait City on January 29, 2016.   | Photo Credit: AFP


The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of domestic workers.

The move is likely to benefit around 3 lakh Indian workers deployed in Kuwait, including about 90,000 female domestic workers.

“The MoU provides a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers related matters and provides strengthened safeguards for Indian domestic workers including female workers deployed in Kuwait,” an official statement said.

The MoU is initially valid for a period of five years and incorporates provision for automatic renewal. Under this MoU, a joint committee will also be set up to follow up the implementation. The government said this will promote bilateral cooperation in domestic workers-related matters between the two countries.

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