Monday, 6 February 2012

Deal between India and Oman

Indian Embassy at work to protect household workers
Mrudu Naik
Sat Jan 28 2012

India’s pride: The Indian ambassador JS Mukul unfurled the national flag and read out the address of President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the Embassy of India premises.

MUSCAT: J.S. Mukul, the Indian ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman has informed that several new provisions in the service agreements for household workers from India have been introduced in order to protect their interests.

In an interview with Times of Oman the ambassador said, “These include minimum salary of sponsor should be RO1,000 per month and provision of bank guarantee of RO1,100. The minimum age for female domestic servant has been fixed as 30 years; insurance policy with return airfare to India and provision of a pre-paid mobile phone has been made mandatory.

“For our workers, the mission has introduced compulsory prior attestation of service contracts giving comprehensive information about the would-be employer, proposed salary structure and other terms and conditions of service. The service agreement also ensures that the contracts comply with the minimum wages approved.”

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