wage for workers seeking jobs abroad not yet fixed"
Dhabi, Jan 23: India is yet to fix a "realistic"
minimum wage for its domestic workers seeking jobs abroad,
Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has said.
Ravi said the (wage) figure should be "realistic"
and needs to reflect the conditions in each of the countries
where the workers are employed.
had attended the 'Ministerial Consultations on Overseas Employment
and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia' in
Abu Dhabi yesterday where he stated the above.
the salary-level needs to be linked with the cost of living
prevalent in each of the countries concerned, a monthly salary
of USD 300 is a figure most Indian missions are comfortable
said the Indian cabinet has not fixed the minimum wage for
domestic workers seeking jobs abroad.
Addressing a press conference in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Ravi
said the UAE has taken major steps in ensuring the welfare
of expatriate workers by introducing salary payment through
banks and strict inspections.
all the employers should contact the Indian missions in the
respective countries when they hire domestic workers. Thus,
the Indian missions will have records on the whereabouts of
these workers," he said.
had proposed the re-examination the sponsorship policy for
foreign workers during a labour conference held in Abu Dhabi.