The Indian Embassy in Qatar handled 265 consular issues of its nationals at camps at Salwa, Mesaieed, Al-Khor, Dukhan & Zikreet and Shamaal areas during the month of March.
This was informed at the monthly Open House held on March 28. Grievances were brought to the notice of the Embassy, related to issues of delayed payment of wages and violations of contract terms and conditions.
Besides Ambassador P Kumaran, Third Secretary (labour & community welfare) S Vijayakumar and other officials met all the complainants, discussed their problems and assured them of the Embassy’s active follow up of their cases with the authorities concerned in the Government of Qatar.
The Embassy issued 66 Emergency Certificates in March to as many community members for their repatriation to India. The Embassy also issued 11 air tickets to needy Indians to India during last month.
An Embassy team visited the Central Prison and Deportation Centre the previous week to inquire about the welfare of detainees from India. The total number of Indians in the Central Prison and the Deportation Centre are 219 and 100, respectively.
The Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) helped 47 Indians in distress during March. The ICBF is supporting the efforts of the embassy and helps Indian workers through various welfare measures, including supply of foodstuff, transport, medical assistance and other minor assistance.
The ICBF president Devis Edakulathur and vice president P N Babu Rajan were also present at the Open House.
Published on 5 April 2018