Tag: Oversees Indian Affairs Division

Letter to the Union Minister for External Affairs

Dear Smt. Sushma Swaraj ji,

I am writing this letter seeking your intervention regarding improvising and continuing the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana launched by Oversees Indian Affairs Division of Ministry of External Affairs under you. As you are aware, the beneficiaries of this scheme are Indian workers who require Emigration Clearance for taking up employment abroad. Most of them come under the unskilled worker category. Even though the qualitative profile of migrating Indians have recently undergone a major change and more skilled and professional jobs are being taken up by Indians, it is true that there are large numbers of Indians who are potential beneficiaries of the scheme working abroad, particularly in Middle East. During my recent visit to UAE, I had the opportunity to personally understand their plight. Moreover in the current economic situation, mutual funds investments have suddenly become more lucrative. (more…)