Government launches Migrant Resource Centre in Chennai
Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) was set up in Chennai by the Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) and Tamil Nadu state government.
The MRC will provide migrants and overseas Indian workers with information, advice, counseling and guidance on all aspects of overseas employment.
It will include legal and regulatory requirements apart from documentation and policies, procedures, problems faced while working aboard by migrants and workers.
Following are support functions of MRCs
- Dissemination of information on safe and legal migration.
- Dissemination of information regarding status of recruiting agents along with other service providers.
- Registration and response to complaints and grievances within the redressal forum of MOIA.
- To offer counseling support in form of walk in or telephone and email support.
It should be noted that it is the fourth such MRC in India set up by MOIA. The first MRC was established in 2008 in Kochi, Kerala by MOIA. Later, fully functional MRCs in Hyderabad (Telengana & Andhra Pradesh), Gurgaon (Haryana) were established.