TS Govt to unveil NRI policy soon

TS Govt to unveil NRI policy soon
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Information Technology, MAUD and NRI affairs Minister K T Rama Rao on Friday said the State government would soon announce a NRI policy to provide a helping hand to people going to foreign countries in search of livelihood.

Hyderabad: Information Technology, MAUD and NRI affairs Minister K T Rama Rao on Friday said the State government would soon announce a NRI policy to provide a helping hand to people going to foreign countries in search of livelihood.

The Minister said the State government had prepared the draft of the NRI policy and added that a meeting would be convened on July 16 for holding consultations with various stakeholders.

The Minister on Friday handed over visas to as many as 250 youngsters, who were trained and placed in five organisations in Dubai by TOMCOM (Telangana Overseas Manpower Company Ltd). This is the first batch of youngsters, who were recruited from the rural areas of the State. About 500 youngsters would be recruited as part of second batch very soon.

Speaking at the programme, KTR said the State government would extend all cooperation to the Gulf migrants. TOMCOM would be further expanded to play a proactive role by educating and training youngsters, who wanted to migrate to the Gulf countries.

KTR also elaborated on the various development initiatives undertaken by government, such as construction of irrigation projects, Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha and TS-iPASS, to create employment opportunities locally, thereby reducing migration from Telangana.

The Minister also said all steps were being taken to ensure gullible youngsters, who intended to migrate to Gulf countries, are not cheated by middlemen. He cautioned that only those who migrate legally (with appropriate visas) would get necessary benefits, in case of any untoward incident.

At the same meeting, the Minister gave away a compensation cheque of Rs 40.15 lakh to the family of Narsaiah, from Nizamabad, who lost his life in Gulf. Narsaiah’s employer Jazeera Emirates had provided the compensation. Principal Secretary to Home Rajiv Trivedi and senior Officers from TOMCOM also attended this meeting.

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