The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of Domestic Workers. The MOU provides a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers related matters. It strengthens safeguards for Indian workers including female workers working in Kuwait. The MOU is valid for a period of five years initially and incorporates provision for automatic renewal.
According to a Ministry of External Affairs statement, a Joint Committee will be formed to follow up the implementation of this MOU, which will promote bilateral cooperation in domestic workers related matters between the two countries.
Who will benefit:
About 3,00,000 Indian domestic workers in Kuwait, which include 90,000 females, will be benefited from this step taken by the Narendra Modi government.