Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-01-24 CABINET OKAYS MOU BETWEEN INDIA, KUWAIT Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Middle East
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 three 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.
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