Nitaqat

  • Madras HC orders verification of Indians before deportion from Saudi Arabia December 2, 2013

    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 November 15, 2013

    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 November 6, 2013

    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 June 30, 2013

    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 to...
  • Kerala minister to visit Saudi, Kuwait to help Indians June 3, 2013

    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 Arabia...
  • BJP demands halting of Nitaqat law in Saudi Arabia May 26, 2013

    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 May 25, 2013

    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 number...
  • Saudi's Nitaqat law: 75,000 Indians set to return May 25, 2013

    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 to...
  • Khurshid arrives in Saudi Arabia to discuss 'Nitaqat' law May 25, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 Arabia...
  • Indian Embassy gets 15k passports of workers stranded in Saudi May 14, 2013

    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 May 8, 2013

    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 April 29, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 the...
  • No need to panic over new Saudi work policy: Khurshid April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid worries that Saudi Arabia's new 'nitaqat' policy, which seeks to reserve 10 per cent jobs for Saudis, would affect thousands of Indian workers in the kingdom, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said there was "no need to panic" and the Indian government was ready to...
  • India raises concern over Saudi's new labour policy March 30, 2013

    Dushanbe: India on Friday raised its concern with Saudi Arabia over its policy of reserving 10 per cent jobs for locals, a decision which will hit over 3 lakh low-and semi-skilled workers from India with a sizable number coming from Kerala. Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamad, who is...
  • Nitaqat law in Saudi Arabia to hit Indian employees March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Thousands of Indian workers are likely to lose their jobs after a workforce nationalisation law came into effect in Saudi Arabia on Friday. The Nitaqat law makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers. Reports say the plan threatens the livelihood...