Revised Nitaqat scheme: Indian workers in Saudi Arabia to be hit hard

Revised Nitaqat scheme: Indian workers in Saudi Arabia to be hit hard

The latest revision allows only a few number of organisations with high grades to apply for new block visas from September 2017

Aug 24, 2017, 10:06 AM IST

Indians from Gulf: Chandy seeks govt help to rehabilitate

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today sought the Centre's support to rehabilitate Indians who have returned from Saudi Arabia after change in laws there.

Jan 09, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

Saudi may restrict expats` stay to eight years

Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers` stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians.

Jan 07, 2014, 17:16 PM IST

Fresh drive to help illegal Indian workers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the world`s largest oil exporter and has the Arab world`s largest economy with a bilateral trade of more than USD 43 billion with India.

Nov 06, 2013, 16:29 PM IST

Kerela Govt to help returnees from Saudi Arabia

Kerala government has worked out schemes to help expatriates who return from Saudi Arabia due to implementation of new labour law `Nitaqat` which mandates companies to hire locals, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday.

Sep 25, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

Saudi Arabia regularises status of 40 lakh expatriate workers

Saudi Arabia has completed regularisation of nearly four million foreign workers in the last four months as part of its `Nitaqat` programme, with 1.18 million expats choosing to change their profession.

Jul 17, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

`Nitaqat` law: Centre, states should intervene, says Karuna

M Karunanidhi said the Central and state govts should take steps to ensure the livelihood of Indian expatriates being sent back from Saudi Arabia to TN as a significant number of people were affected by `Nitaqat` law.

Jul 02, 2013, 17:16 PM IST

No exodus of Indians from Saudi Arabia: Officials

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

May 25, 2013, 13:35 PM IST

Indian embassy starts delivering exit papers in Saudi Arabia

India on Monday started verification and issuance of emergency certificates allowing its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia following concerns over a new labour policy in the Gulf Kingdom.

May 20, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

Protests in Kerala against retrenchment of expat workers in Saudi Arabia

Scores of Indian expats, who were forced to return home from Saudi Arabia, following the new work force regulations in the oil rich country, staged a mass protest rally at Thiruvanthapuram.

Apr 11, 2013, 11:32 AM IST

No crisis for Indian expatriates for 2 months in Saudi: Ahamed

Indian expatriates in Saudi Arabia will not face problems for the next two months in the wake of implementation of new labour policy Nitaqat in the Gulf country, Union Minister E Ahamed has said.

Apr 06, 2013, 11:27 AM IST

Kerala urges Centre to seek Saudi Arabia amnesty

Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan criticised the Prime Minister for "not intervening" in the matter.

Apr 01, 2013, 13:19 PM IST

No panic situation due to new Saudi job law: Chandy

Saudi Arabia`s new labour policy, which is expected to affect expatriate workers of Kerala has not created a panic situation and India is trying to find a solution Oommen Chandy said.

Mar 30, 2013, 14:01 PM IST