India launches online recruitment of nurses for foreign jobs

This post was originally published on 1 June 2015.

India has launched an online system for recruitment of Indian nurses for foreign employment.

With effect from Monday (June 1), foreign employers, who seek to recruit Indian nurses need to register in the eMigrate system ( of the Government of India, according to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

The filled-in registration application will then be vetted by the Indian Mission, said a press release issued by the embassy on Sunday.

Thereafter, the foreign employers can raise the demand for Indian nurses on the eMigrate system with terms and conditions of their employment. “With this no further attestation of demand would be required from the Indian Missions.”

Three state-run recruiting agencies

The recruitment of nurses for overseas employment will be through three state-run recruiting agencies such as Non-Resident Keralites’ Affairs Department (NORKA-ROOTS), Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants Ltd. (ODEPC) and Overseas Manpower Corporation Limited (OMCL), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

These recruitment agencies which are authorised to recruit Indian nurses will not charge any fees towards recruitment expenses from Indian nurses.

Moreover, foreign employers in the UAE will not recover any amount towards the cost of recruitment from Indian nurses, initially or subsequently, during their contract, the embassy said.

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