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  • Kerala CM meets PM; seeks Centre’s help for solution to deal with Saudi labour law

    Published on April 9, 2013

    Kerala has urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the problem emerging Oommen chandyout of Saudi Arabia deciding to implement Nitaquat law which would adversely affect expatriate workforce there.

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was in Delhi on Monday, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Defence Minister A K Antony and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and submitted proposals

    which can be taken up with Saudi Arabia as a permanent solution to the problem.

    The Nitaqat law makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers.

    As per estimates, over five lakh people from Kerala are currently working in that country.

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