Telangana plans NRI policy to address issues of Gulf migrants

This post was originally published on 12 June 2016.

The Telangana government will soon come out with an NRI (non-resident Indians) policy to help people who have migrated to Gulf nations from the state in search of livelihood.

The proposed NRI policy will help the Telangana Gulf diaspora.

Industries and IT minister KT Rama Rao, who also holds NRI affairs portfolio, on Saturday directed the officials to frame a policy to protect the rights of NRIs.

People migrating to Gulf countries are facing a lot of problems and the NRI policy should address those issues, Rama Rao told the officials.

The minister also suggested the officials to study similar policies prepared by other states, before framing the policy.

The minister studied the NRI policies which are in place in Kerala and Punjab and plans to incorporate some of the provisions in the Telangana NRI policy.

The proposed NRI policy was aimed at providing better facilities and guidance to Telangana youths, who were going to Gulf countries in search of jobs.

Rama Rao had already conducted a preliminary meeting with officials concerned for preparing the policy. He will hold a meeting with NRI associations, especially those working for the Gulf migrants, this week to take their views on the policy.

Officials of labour and other departments too would attend the meeting, according to an official release.

The minister also wants to provide financial assistance to those who were injured or dead in accidents in the Gulf.

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