Indian Embassy in Qatar issued 19 air tickets for repatriation last month

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Indian Embassy in Qatar issued 64 Emergency Certificates (ECs) and 19 air tickets to Indian nationals to ensure their repatriation in December, 2017.

The Embassy also organised five consular camps at Salwa, Mesaieed, Al-Khor and Dukhan & Zikreet and Al Shamal areas and rendered 154 consular services to the Indian nationals last month.

In 2017, 12 Open Houses were held, including the one on December 28. A total of 66 complaints were received and out of these, 56 complaints have been resolved, 10 are under active follow up.

An Embassy team visited the Central Prison and Deportation Centre last week to enquire about the welfare of detainees from India. The total number of Indian nationals in the Central Prison and the Deportation Centre currently is 196 and 82, respectively.

The grievances brought to the notice related to issues of delayed payment of wages and violations of contract terms and conditions.

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Ambassador P Kumaran, Third Secretary (Labour& Community Welfare) Dr. M Aleem and other officials met all the complainants, discussed their problems in detail and assured them of the Embassy’s active follow up of their cases with the concerned authorities in the Government of Qatar.

Devis Edakulathur, President and Mahesh Gowda, General Secretary, Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), the apex community association working under the aegis of the Embassy, along with some other members of the ICBF Management Committee also participated in the Open House.

Published on 4 January 2017

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