India-Saudi Arabia inked pact to protect interests of Indian domestic sector workers
India and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to protect the interests and rights of Indian domestic sector workers in the Gulf Kingdom. The pact signed by Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and visiting Labour Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Mohammed Fakeih in New Delhi.
Salient features of the agreement
- Protects the rights of both the employers and domestic workers
- Regulates the contractual relation between them
Ensures authenticity and implementation of the employment contract, takes measures against recruitment agencies that will violate laws and establishes a mechanism to provide 24 hours assistance to the domestic sector workers