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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 19:38

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.

India, S Arabia sign accord for protecting Indian workers

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 21:29

"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.

Around 6,000 Indians secure regular jobs since Saudi amnesty

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 22:18

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

Labour crisis hits 36% of construction projects in Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 14:08

There were 250,000 registered construction project contracts in Saudi Arabia before the first grace period to legalise expatriate workers ended on July 4.

Saudi extends grace period for illegal workers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 19:02

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

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 15:50

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.

Nitaqat law: Karuna seeks intervention of Centre, state govts

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:21

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

Indian embassy in Saudi to process 12,000 exit papers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 20:49

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.

`Saudi taking steps in Indian workers` interest`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 19:54

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".

Scramble to help Indians hit by Saudi work policy

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 14:21

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.

Nitaqat law: 75,000 and still counting

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 00:19

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

Salman Khurshid arrives in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:55

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