Give immediate legal help for NRIs: KTR urges Centre

IT & NRI Affairs Minister K T Rama Rao today urged the Centre to extend  immediate legal and other help for Indian immigrants in Gulf or any other nations facing problems as part of their work, studies or jobs.

Along with Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, KTR launched a portal in Telugu for foreign affairs and Me-Seva certification at HICC here. Speaking on the occasion, KTR expressed pleasure for conducting the first outreach Videshi Sampark program to discuss on welfare, protection and problems of the NRIs working on foreign countries. Stating that Telangana occupies fourth position in migration he appealed to VK Singh to expedite the process to offer legal and other help to the people in Gulf or other nations facing problems at work place, salaries and protection.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is offering timely help to the NRIs in problems, he said hoping that the Centre will extend all help to mitigate their problems and cooperate to start a Saudi Embassy in Hyderabad through an agreement. He expressed concern that the NRIs abroad are facing a lot of problems due to fake agencies which should be dealt with seriously and the Centre has to come out with an immediate policy to help the working people. He sought more number of passport centers in the State to cater to the needs of migrants. He asked the Centre to give information of universities abroad and help the students avoid future problem.

Labour and Home Minister N Narsimha Reddy, who was also present, said there was a need for providing complete protection to the Indian immigrants abroad. He urged VK Singh to take an initiative to launch adequate number of passport centers in Telangana as only old four districts have the same and rest of six do not. He gave a pat to Telangana police for their performance in terms of law and order. (NSS)