Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Cabinet OKs India-Kuwait MoU on recruitment of Indian domestic workers

Agency News

New Delhi, Jan 23 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of Indian domestic workers.

The MoU benefits around 3,00,000 Indian domestic workers deployed in Kuwait, including about 90,000 women 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,' Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told newspersons after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Under the MoU, a Joint Committee will be set up to follow up the implementation of the MoU which will be initially valid for five years and renewed automatically subsequently.

The MoU will promote bilateral cooperation in domestic workers related matters between the two countries. (UNI)