India ties up with UAE against menace of illegal agents

MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan addressing the fifth Ministerial Consultation of Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi (NVI): India has successfully integrated its IT platform for migrant workers, e-migrate, with the online labour recruitment system of Ministry of Human Resource and Emiratisation (MOHRE), to protect migrant workers going to UAE from the menace of illegal agents, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said.

“Integration of labour platforms of India and UAE, and harmonisation of skill certification process will go a long way in ensuring safe migration of our workers to UAE. India will replicate this model with other Gulf countries,” The minister said at the fifth Ministerial Consultation of Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) in Dubai.

The Minister along with a delegation attended the two-day meeting held on October 16-17 in Dubai.

ADD is a regional, voluntary and non-binding consultative process between Asian countries of labour origin and destination, which serves as a platform to facilitate regional cooperation on contractual labour mobility, sharing of best experiences and learning from one another’s experience.

During his visit, Muraleedharan met Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli and along with him also felicitated five Indian workers and foreign employer from UAE (NBTC Group), under the ongoing India-UAE collaboration on skill harmonisation.

On the margins of the ministerial consultation, he also met Vice Minister of Labour and Social Development, Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Nasser Abuthnain and MoU on skill harmonisation with Takamol Holding (a semi-governmental agency under Ministry of Labor, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was exchanged.

Besides, he also met Minister of State for Economic Affairs of Kuwait Mariam Eqeal and discussed issues relating to bilateral cooperation aimed at labour welfare.

During a community events in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Muraleedharan appreciated the positive role played by the 3.3 million strong Indian community in the development of relations between UAE and India.

On 16 October, he also visited the Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayta Kendra(PBSK) in Dubai to see its functioning.

–RB

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