India,UAE sign manpower agreement

Greater Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 13: India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on manpower which will facilitate Indians workers who are headed to the Gulf country.
 It is estimated there are around 17.5 lakh (1.7 million) Indians in the UAE, constituting the largest expatriate community in that country. Out of this, about 13.5 lakh (1.3 million) are migrant workers, mostly employed in construction, services and household sectors.
 Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi signed the MoU with Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour of UAE.
 According to a ministry statement, Ravi said the revised MoU will boost the Web Based Attestation Procedure for employment contracts for emigrant workers in UAE by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. IANS