MoU between India and Kuwait on recruitment of Domestic Workers
The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of domestic workers.
Features of the MoU
The important aspects of the MoU are:
- The MoU will provide a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers related matters.
- It provides for strengthened safeguards for Indian domestic workers including female workers deployed in Kuwait.
- Initially valid for five years, it has a provision for automatic renewal.
- The MoU also proposes setting up of a joint committee will also be set up to follow up the implementation.
The MoU will benefit around 3 lakh Indian workers deployed in Kuwait, including about 90,000 female domestic workers and promotes bilateral cooperation in domestic workers-related matters between the two countries.