Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Press Release Overseas Workers Resource Centre(OWRC)

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has taken various measures for educating emigrants, particularly the vulnerable category, about emigration procedures, the risks involved in irregular migration and the precautions to be taken while seeking overseas employment. To this end the Ministry had established an Overseas Workers Resource Centre (OWRC) on 8th January, 2008 during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The Centre provides need based information and assistance to emigrants. It operates a 24/7 toll free helpline ( 1800 11 3090 ).

Now an International toll free No. 800 091 202 53 has been added by the OWRC for the benefit of Indian emigrant workers and other information seekers in the three countries in the Gulf namely UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. This international toll free number can be reached 24/7 from these three countries.

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