Dedicated wing in UAE's Indian missions to address grievances

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 07:50 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The government said Tuesday it has set up a dedicated "community affairs wing" in Indian missions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to deal with the redressal of grievances of Indian nationals.

The community affairs wing also resolves matters related to irregular residence status of Indian nationals in UAE, followed by repatriation of the concerned individuals, the ministry of overseas Indian affairs said in a statement here.

In addition to this, there is one Indian Workers Resource Centre (IWRC) at Dubai addressing grievances of Indian workers which also offers free legal, psychological and financial counseling to distressed Indians and also organises awareness campaigns at prominent labour camps to educate the Indian workers, it said.

"Government has made robust arrangements to deal with the problems of Indian workers in Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries which include Indian Workers Resource Centre, helpline for providing counseling and other assistance and Indian Community Welfare Fund for need based and on-site welfare of distressed emigrants," it said.

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