H C Singh

Return of Indian Migrant after Losing Jobs

India’s economy and unemployment in India are going to be hit hard, as reported, 2 lakhs Indians have returned after losing their jobs in UAE, in particular and other gulf states like Kuwait, Bahrain. In addition Indians are also returning from Malaysia and also some other countries- total if Indians losing jobs and returning home is likely to be 3 lakhs in a couple of months. This is a big crisis as most of the Indian migrants to Gulf States had taken loans and are now dependent in govts help and relief.

The above information has been provided by global consulting firm DELOITE for the overseas Indian Affairs Ministry. It has also outlined specific programs for the unfortunate returnee migrants. Shri Manoj C G in his article has outlined the measures that the Govt of India should undertake for migrant returnees from gulf countries. A para from his article is reproduced below.

“ In the short term, the study outlines, the Government should introduce emergency employment generation schemes for returnee migrants, set up temporary camps in foreign countries to provide asylum to those who have lost their jobs, besides providing them free return tickets and financial assistance in the term of subsidized loans to help them to repay loans taken for migration purposes.”

For others who have already returned there should be separate employment exchange “setting the help desks” to provide information about jobs available in the country and abroad.

September 17, 2009 - Posted by | India | , ,

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