MoU between India and Kuwait on recruitment of Domestic Workers

• The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing Memorandum of Understanding between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers.

Details:

• The MOU provides a structured framework for cooperation on domestic workers related matters and provides strengthened safeguards for Indian domestic workers including female workers deployed in Kuwait.

• The MOU is initially valid for a period of five years and incorporates provision for automatic renewal.

Implementation Strategy:

• Under this MOU, a Joint Committee will be set up to follow up the implementation of this MOU.

Major Impact:

• The MOU will promote bilateral cooperation in domestic workers related matters between the two countries.

Beneficiaries:

• Around 3,00,000 Indian domestic workers deployed in Kuwait. This includes around 90,000 female domestic workers.

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Mains Paper 2: International Relations

Prelims level: India and Kuwait

Mains level: Indian Diaspora

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