Extramarital affairs and domestic violence can be seen as the predominant reasons for rocky relationships between many couples who seek our help on the IWRC
hotline number," Lavina Ahuja, a volunteer psychologist with the counselling cell at IWRC
, told XPRESS.
Suri said the awareness campaigns address various issues being faced by Indian workers and advise them to seek the help of IWRC
through its toll-free number 800 INDIA (80046342) when they face any problems.
Workers can contact IWRC
on toll-free phone 80046342 or email help@iwrcuae.
The number of calls to the IWRC
, set up by the Indian government to handle issues pertaining to the over two million-strong Indian nationals here, especially the blue-collar workers, has almost doubled compared to the initial years.
The proposition to impound passports of NRIs who desert or harass their wives, although a stiff measure, is certainly a welcome initiative and the need of the hour due to the steady rise of cases of such nature in recent times that are reported to the Consulate General of India and IWRC
in Dubai," Sailaja Menon, a member of the panel of psychologists providing counselling at the IWRC
, told Gulf News.
The missions and the IWRC
also conduct awareness campaigns about the rights of Indian women married to NRIs and also the ways to handle their issues.
The services of financial or psychological experts are offered in the campaign which is also propagating the toll free helpline number of the IWRC
800-INDIA or 800-46342.
This will include helpline numbers of the IWRC
, and passport and labour helpline numbers which I feel every Indian should know by heart and make use of when necessary," he said.
The Sharjah Centre on the 22nd floor of Damas Tower (Burj 2000) opposite the Central Post Office is the second office of the IWRC
in the UAE after the one in Dubai that currently caters to Indians in all seven emirates.
More than 80 per cent of the problems raised were solved at the IWRC
and the rest were referred to the Embassy and Consulate in Dubai.
Speaking at the opening of the second IWRC
office in Sharjah on Sunday, top Indian officials said the IWRC
office in Dubai has been providing the service of verifying genuineness of job offer letters received by Indians.
is a pilot project of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs aimed at addressing multifarious issues being faced by the Indian expatriates, especially the workers.