India-Kuwait MoU on Indian workers: 10 points

Under the MoU signed between the two nations, Indian domestic workers in Kuwait will come under the legal framework of the recruitment process and will get the protection of the law

India-Kuwait MoU on Indian workers: 10 points

One of the high points of Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s recent visit to Kuwait was the signing of an MoU between the two nations on the recruitment of Indian domestic workers.

The agreement brings Indian domestic workers in the oil-rich nation within a legal framework that provides them with the protection of the law and streamlines their recruitment.

The Gulf hosts the largest number of Indians overseas, most of whom are blue-collared workers, and Indian workers in the Gulf are a pivotal source of remittances back home helping develop communities.