Telangana: Gulf workers demanding NRI Policy, to undertake ‘deeksha’ on 4 Jan

Telangana: Gulf workers demanding NRI Policy, to undertake ‘deeksha’ on 4 Jan
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Hyderabad: Telangana workers staying in Gulf countries working in foreign firms are urging the Government to introduce an NRI policy that would protect these workers employed in these foreign countries.

These Gulf workers will undertake ‘Deeksha’ (sit in ) of the same in front of the Nirmal district Collectorate next week on January 4, 2018. Bringing the government’s notice to the rising issues employees face in these foreign countries, a senior manager working in Dubai, Krishna Donikeni has begun a signature campaign in Gulf countries targeting one Lakh workers. So far nearly 40,000 signatures have collected by him.

Workers from Telangana working in UAE Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi, Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia have also signed the campaign.

Speaking to TOI, Krishna Donikeni told few thousand people are expected to attend the ‘deeksha’ with at least a hundred people joining him on the day of ‘deeksha’ that is to held from 10 am to 4 pm.

This ‘deeksha’ is being organized by the Gulf Workers Avagahana Vedika, Dubai and UAE in order to enlighten the Indian Government of the hurdles the workers are subjected in these foreign countries.

It was after TRS government that came to power had then assured the Gulf workers issues would be addressed and NRI affairs Minister K T Rama Rao had also held a meeting back then to speak with various organisations on this NRI Policy.

Since no such Policy is formed or announced by the Government so far many organisations have now represented the Government to announce the same. The organisations are urging the Government to include ex-gratia that the victims family would get in case the worker dies in Gulf along with providing employment to the workers and also training facilities to ensure work employment in Gulf Countries.

“An ex-gratia of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh should be paid to the family if the worker dies in the Gulf due to any reason,” Krishna Donikeni said while speaking to TOI.