Sunday, June 04, 2006

India to act on exploitation of Gulf workers

NEW DELHI: With complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers in Gulf countries on the rise, Government has decided to launch a crackdown on illegal recruitment and regulate emigration by making the laws stringent.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has decided to amend the 1983 Emigration Act to make punishment for illegal recruitment harsher by raising the minimum imprisonment to five years from the present six months.


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