Nitaqat law

Nearly 1.41 lakh Indians left Saudi Arabia in April-November last year

Around 1.41 lakh Indians left Saudi Arabia with emergency certificates and passport during and after seven-month grace period following the enforcement of Nitaqat law, government said on Thursday.

Feb 20, 2014, 19:38 PM IST

India, S Arabia sign accord for protecting Indian workers

"It is indeed very satisfying to see that we could finalize the cooperation agreement and sign it today. This agreement will go a long way in protecting the interest of the workers. It is time now that the standard employment contract should also be finalized at the earliest," Ravi said.

Jan 02, 2014, 21:29 PM IST

Around 6,000 Indians secure regular jobs since Saudi amnesty

Saudi Arabia announced the amnesty in April this year and extended it by four months in July allowing foreign workers to regularise their documents.

Sep 16, 2013, 22:18 PM IST

Saudi extends grace period for illegal workers

Saudi Arabia extended an amnesty for illegal foreign workers in the country by four months who are yet to regularise their documents.

Jul 02, 2013, 19:02 PM IST

Saudi `Nitaqat` law may restrict remittances to Pak: Report

Nawaz Sharif may face a major economic challenge when more than 50,000 illegal Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia would be deported after the July 3 amnesty deadline set by the Gulf Kingdom expires.

Jul 01, 2013, 15:50 PM IST

Nitaqat law: Karuna seeks intervention of Centre, state govts

The `Nitaqat` law, meant to regularise foreign workers, makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers.

Jun 27, 2013, 12:21 PM IST

Indian embassy in Saudi to process 12,000 exit papers

The verification and delivery process for a third batch of 12,000 applications for Emergency Certificates will start at India`s Embassy in Riyadh from Monday.

May 30, 2013, 20:49 PM IST

`Saudi taking steps in Indian workers` interest`

In a bid to allay India`s concerns over the controversial `Nitaqat` labour law, Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Saturday said "procedures" were being taken in the "best interest of Indian workers".

May 25, 2013, 19:54 PM IST

Scramble to help Indians hit by Saudi work policy

The Indian missions in Saudi Arabia are scrambling to help over 55,000 Indian workers leave the kingdom in adherence to its new stringent work policy.

May 25, 2013, 14:21 PM IST

Nitaqat law: 75,000 and still counting

Thousands of Indians set to return from Saudi Arabia due to the `Nitaqat` law.

May 25, 2013, 00:19 AM IST

Salman Khurshid arrives in Saudi Arabia

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Saudi Arabia on an official visit during which he will hold talks on a range of issues.

May 24, 2013, 12:55 PM IST

Energy, Nitaqat law, counter-terror on Khurshid`s agenda in Saudi Arabia

`Nitaqat` law relating to employment, counter-terrorism cooperation etc would be discussed during Khurshid`s visit to Saudi Arabia later this month.

May 14, 2013, 21:56 PM IST

Illegal workers face jail after July 3 in Saudi

Saudi Arabia on Friday warned illegal foreign workers that they will face prison sentences and fines once the three-month grace period runs out on July 3.

May 10, 2013, 21:27 PM IST

India, S. Arabia to set up JWG on Nitaqat programme

The JWG led by a Deputy Saudi Minister and India''s Deputy Chief of Mission in Saudi Arabia will discuss and evolve mechanism for addressing all immediate problems facing the NRI community, including issues related to overstaying Indian workers. The first JWG meeting will be held in Riyadh on May 1.

Apr 29, 2013, 16:14 PM IST

India conveys concern to Saudi Arabia over Nitaqat

India on Sunday conveyed its concerns to Saudi Arabia over possible job loss to a large number of Indians in the Kingdom due to its new labour law.

Apr 28, 2013, 21:24 PM IST