Letter to the Union Minister of External Affairs

Dear Smt. Sushmaji,

NORKA ROOTS, a Government of Kerala enterprise under Non–Resident Keralites Affairs Department (NORKA) is the Government agency set up to exclusively address issues concerning Non – Resident Keralites abroad. NORKA ROOTS has also been functioning as a recruitment agency having recruitment license since 2006. Vide order no. F.OI-11012/10/2013-EP dated 12/03/2015 of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, NORKA ROOTS is one of the entrusted state run agencies for recruitment of Indian nurses to 18 ECR countries NORKA ROOTS is also the only agency in Kerala State authorized by HRD, Government of India for attestation of educational certificates issued from Universities/ Boards/ Institutions in Kerala. NORKA ROOTS has been approved by Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia as a recruitment agency for recruiting medical professionals from March 2017 onwards.

As you are aware large number of Keralites seeks employment abroad, particularly in Gulf countries and they account for a good position of foreign exchange remittances. NORKA ROOTS has been facilitating to such employment aspirants and among other things such as skill training. Attestation of educational certificates has been a focus activity. Presently Consulates of UAE, Kuwait and Oman have empanelled NORKA ROOTS as an authorized agency for attesting certificates showing educational qualifications. It would be a great help for the people of this State if NORKA ROOTS could be empanelled by Embassies of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar also for attestation of educational certificates.

I am planning to write to the Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar requesting them to consider empanelling NORKA ROOTS as an authorized agency for attesting educational certificates. I shall be grateful if Ministry of External Affairs could also take up the matter with concerned Ambassadors/Embassies and seek empanelling of NORKA ROOTS.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,


Smt. Sushama Swaraj,
Hon’ble Union Minister of External Affairs,
Government of India,
South Block, New Delhi-110011.