Over 90k Indians repatriated in last two years


New Delhi, December 8


More than 90,000 Indians have been repatriated during last two years, including 60,500 from Nepal, the Rajya Sabha was told today.

From time to time, Indian Missions/Posts in various countries are approached by overseas Indians with request for assistance including in matters relating to transportation of mortal remains to India, repatriation of Indians in distress abroad, non-payment of salaries/dues by employers, cheating by recruiting agents, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said in a written reply.

He said government has facilitated repatriation of 92,211 Indians nationals during 2014-2016.

Apart from Nepal, other countries from where Indians were repatriated included Iraq (7,925), Yemen (4,748), Saudi Arabia (4,570), Oman (4,043), Libya (3,775) and the UK (1,305), the minister added.

Replying to another question, the minister said complaints have been also received about Indian workers in an engineering firm in Qatar.

“The Ambassador has already met the distressed of M/s ETA Engineering Services. It has been taken up with the employer and Qatari Government authorities by the Mission. They have been assured that all the issues being faced by the workers would be sorted out at the earliest,” Singh added.

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