- UAE में बिना वेतन चार महीने से फंसे 18 भारतीय कामगार
- जानकारी के बाद आगे आई भारत सरकार
- अब सबको भेजा जायेगा भारत
- दुबई में भारत के महावाणिज्य दूतावास ने भी की मदद
- वाणिज्य दूतावास ने श्रमिकों के साथ-साथ कंपनी के मालिक से भी की मुलाकात
- अगले सप्ताह छह श्रमिकों के पहले बैच की उड़ान भरने की उम्मीद
- श्रमिकों का दावा है कि उन्हें वेतन का भुगतान नहीं किया गया
- नियोक्ता कामगारों पर लगा रहे आज्ञाकारी नहीं होने का आरोप
- मालिक कर रहे हैं कामगारों का वीजा रद्द करवाने की कोशिश
- भारतीय मंत्रियों ने किया हस्तक्षेप
- पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्री और इस्पात मंत्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान ने विदेश मंत्री डॉ. एस जयशंकर से की थी वापस लाने की मांग
- उन्होंने जयशंकर से अनुरोध किया था कि वे भारत को उनके शीघ्र प्रत्यावर्तन की सुविधा प्रदान करें
- प्रधान ने विदेश मंत्री से मामले को व्यक्तिगत रूप से देखने और शीघ्र हस्तक्षेप की सुविधा देने का किया था आग्रह
- कुछ कार्यकर्ताओं को एक स्थानीय एजेंट द्वारा दिया गया धोखा
- एजेंट ने प्रत्येक से लगभग Dh3,200 में भेजा था दुबई
- श्रमिकों को प्रति माह 1,1,800 प्रति माह वेतन देने का किया गया था वादा
- लेकिन नौ महीने बाद भी एक पैसा नहीं मिला
- काम करने से इनकार के बाद कंपनी द्वारा उन्हें कर दिया गया निलंबित
A group of 18 Indian workers, who alleged they have been stranded in their Sajja labour accommodation without pay for four months, will be repatriated in a three-phase manner in the coming weeks, said senior officers at the Consulate-General of India in Dubai. The first batch is expected to fly out early next week.
Jitendra Singh Negi, the consul for labour, consular and Madad helpline, confirmed to Khaleej Times that the men will be repatriated in three batches. “The consulate has met the workers as well as the owner of the company. The owner has been compliant, and the first batch of six workers are expected to fly out next week,” said Negi.
The workers, who hail from the Ganjam district of Orissa, have also received support from the Odisha Samaj in the UAE. Amiya Mishra, president of the Odisha Samaj, confirmed to Khaleej Times that all workers came to the UAE through proper channels, that is, through the e-migrate system. He explained: “In cases like this, there is always a confusion as you cannot blame employers 100 per cent. The workers claim that they have not been paid salaries, and the employer is saying that the men are not compliant.”
He added: “In this particular case, it looks like they were not satisfied with the working conditions. Earlier, all 18 were supposed to be repatriated at one shot. However, now they will be sent in batches and we have been told that the owner is working to cancel their visas. They just want to return home.”
Indian minister intervenes
According to reports in the Indian media, Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan had sought Dr S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, help to repatriate these particular group of workers.
He had requested Jaishankar to facilitate their early repatriation to India. An ANI report said Pradhan urged the foreign minister to look into the matter personally and facilitate speedy intervention.
Similarly, last month, Pradhan had written to Jaishankar seeking his intervention in the release and repatriation of 10 people from Odisha, who were allegedly held captive by their employers Dubai.
According to some of the workers, they were cheated by a local agent who sent them to Dubai by taking Rs60,000 (approx. Dh3,200) each and made them work there.
Tuna Malik, one of the workers, said: “We were promised a salary of Rs35,000 per month (approx. Dh1,800), but did not get a single penny even after nine months. When we refused to work further, we were suspended by the company and left stranded.”
The Odisha Samaj and the Consulate-General of India in the UAE has provided them with food and medical support.