10 foreign employers blacklisted

10 foreign employers blacklisted

New Delhi: As many as 10 foreign employers have been blacklisted this year for violation of contracts under which they employed Indians in the Middle East region, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Thursday.

In 2007, 128 complaints have been received against recruiting agents, of which registration of 34 has been suspended or cancelled, he said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

Last year, 167 complaints were received and action against 65 was taken. Twenty-six foreign employers were blacklisted, the minister said.

“The recruiting agent is liable to ensure compliance of terms and conditions of the contract on part of the employer," he said.

India has signed agreements with Qatar, the UAE and Kuwait for protection and welfare of its workers in these countries. MoUs have been finalised with Malaysia and Oman.