e-Migrate system shields Indian workers
Abu Dhabi: Blue-collar Indian workers whose passports have been endorsed as Emigration Check Required (ECR) will be prohibited from travelling overseas if their prospective job offers are unrecognised by the e-Migrate system, an official told Gulf News.
E-Migrate system, which was launched by the Indian government on June 1, aims to reduce the number of fraudulent job offers in India, particularly targeted at the country’s working class.
In response to residents’ concerns on how the system will assist India’s lower income segment who are not as tech-savvy, Mohammad Shahid Alam, second secretary at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, told Gulf News: “Blue-collar workers who used to receive a lot of false job offers will have to go through the Protector of Emigrants (POE) offices in India prior to travelling abroad.”
Located across nine prominent locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Jaipur, Alam told Gulf News that representatives from POE offices always look to certify whether workers’ secured job offers and salaries have been verified by the e-migrate system. Details