Nitaqat

  • Madras HC orders verification of Indians before deportion from Saudi Arabia 02-12-2013 12:37 PM

    Chennai: While responding to a plea seeking easy repatriation for any person employed in Saudi Arabia who approaches the embassy there, the bench of CJ RK Aggarwal said they cannot give blanket direction that any Tamilian who approaches the Indian Embassy should be given free passage from Saudi Arabia. The...
  • Thousands return to Kerala as Saudi's Nitaqat law leaves them jobless 15-11-2013 08:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: From April 1, close to 15,000 Keralites have returned due to the Nitaqat rule in Saudi Arabia. Majority of those who returned does not have a source of income and are looking at government help to get their shattered lives together. MN Nizarudheen, a resident of Kilimanoor, had to...
  • Kerala government approves a package for Saudi returned workers 06-11-2013 05:28 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A rehabilitation package has been approved by the Kerala government for Non Resident Keralites (NRKS), returning home due to the Nitaqat Labour Law of Saudi Arabia. There is an increase in the number of people reaching the various airports in the state after the deadline ended on November 4....
  • Indians in Saudi Arabia asked to get final exit visa 30-06-2013 11:57 AM

    Dubai: Ahead of the July 3 amnesty deadline, India has asked its nationals living in Saudi Arabia, who have received their Emergency Certificates (ECs), to get their final exit visa immediately from the Saudi authorities. The Indian embassy in Riyadh said that it has completed the process of issuing ECs...
  • Kerala minister to visit Saudi, Kuwait to help Indians 03-06-2013 05:48 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Minister for Diaspora KC Joseph will visit Saudi Arabia and Kuwait this week to monitor arrangements for the smooth transfer of Keralites who have to leave these countries due to their new labour laws. An official at the minister's office told IANS that Joseph will be in Saudi...
  • BJP demands halting of Nitaqat law in Saudi Arabia 26-05-2013 05:24 AM

    New Delhi: Demanding a halt in the implementation of the Nitaqat law in Saudi Arabia, the BJP on Saturday said in Delhi that it would work against Indian interests. "The Nitaqat scheme shall primarily work against the Indian interests. A minimum of two to three years moratorium to implement it...
  • No exodus of Indians from Saudi Arabia: officials 25-05-2013 02:21 PM

    Jeddah: Terming the 'Nitaqat' law as an "opportunity" for those who are stuck in Saudi Arabia for years, India on Saturday said that contrary to perceptions, the number of Indians coming to the Gulf Kingdom has increased "significantly" in the last few months. "There is no exodus of people. The...
  • Saudi's Nitaqat law: 75,000 Indians set to return 25-05-2013 11:06 AM

    On Board Special Aircraft: With thousands of Indians set to return from Saudi Arabia due to the 'Nitaqat' law, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said state governments have been "forewarned" so that the situation does not become "unmanageable". Khurshid said the government was in touch with Saudi authorities...
  • Khurshid arrives in Saudi Arabia to discuss 'Nitaqat' law 25-05-2013 02:55 AM

    Jeddah: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday arrived at Jeddah on an official visit during which he will hold talks with Saudi Arabia's leadership on a range of issues, including the controversial 'Nitaqat' law, energy security and counter-terrorism cooperation. Khurshid's visit is the first by an Indian External Affairs...
  • Khurshid to visit Saudi Arabia, Nitaqat to be discussed 14-05-2013 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will visit Saudi Arabia on May 24-27, the first visit by an Indian foreign minister in the last five years, during which the kingdom's Nitaqat work policy, regional and international issues would be discussed. Then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee had visited Saudi...
  • Indian Embassy gets 15k passports of workers stranded in Saudi 14-05-2013 02:49 AM

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia has handed over about 15,000 passports of stranded Indian workers, surrendered by Saudi sponsors, to the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, in a bid to resolve cases of immigration law violations. "Most passports, surrendered by sponsors to the Saudi authorities, belong to stranded Indian workers, including those languishing...
  • Over 18,000 Indians in Saudi seek emergency certificate 08-05-2013 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: Over 18,000 Indians have approached the Indian embassy in Riyadh seeking 'emergency certificate' to leave Saudi Arabia amid concerns about possible job losses due to implementation of a new labour law "Nitaqat" that seeks to reserve 10 per cent jobs for locals. The Indian workers have applied for...
  • India conveys concern to Saudi Arabia over Nitaqat law 29-04-2013 03:35 AM

    Riyadh: India on Sunday conveyed its concerns to Saudi Arabia over possible job loss to a large number of Indians in the Kingdom due to its new labour law. A delegation led by Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi met Saudi Arabian Labour Minister Adel Fakieh to convey India's concern...
  • India talking to Saudi Arabia over new work policy 04-04-2013 12:47 AM

    New Delhi: India is holding talks with Saudi Arabia over the kingdom's new work policy Nitaqat, that seeks to reserve a percentage of jobs for locals, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. He added that there has not been any significant rise in Indians returning home due to...