Sreedharan Prasad, 59, (third left), a prominent social worker in the emirate said Atmaraksha is working closely with welfare group Indian Relief Committee (IRC) and the Indian Workers Resource Center (IWRC
), a Welfare Initiative of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India (GoI) under the aegis of Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi aimed to assist Indian Workers residing in UAE in various Legal, Financial and Social issues Image Credit: SUPPLIED
"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.
The visiting delegation and Indian missions in the UAE will discuss the enrolment strategy with the Bank of Baroda and the IWRC
Only a total of 24 out of the 362 jobs offer letters received by the IWRC
for verification are genuine, according to Anish Chaudhury, senior manager IWRC
From the time that it was set up in November 2010, the IWRC
has received more than 37,000 calls for grievance registration and information.
The Indian Workers Resource Centre (IWRC
), the support centre established by the embassy in Dubai last November, has launched a series of campaigns to familiarise the workers with the 24-hour helpline, Lokesh told the Gulf News.
Earlier the embassy had requested the candidates to approach the Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (formerly IWRC
, the embassy's support centre for Indians).
Bindu Suresh Chettur, a lawyer who provides legal counselling at the Indian Workers Resource Centre (IWRC
), said cases of Indians being duped are on the rise, especially among people in the labour class.
The consulate spokesperson said Indians can call the Indian Workers Resource Centre (IWRC
) at 800 46342, 050-943 3111 or 800 INDIA for help to sort out problems.
An Indian Workers' Resource Centre (IWRC
) has also been set up in the Indian Mission in Dubai, UAE, which provides 24x7assistance to the Indian workers in that country.
Suri highlighted the proactive role taken by the embassy, expatriate Indian associations and Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra [formerly IWRC
, the embassy's support centre] to reach out to eligible Indian nationals for availing of ongoing visa amnesty offered by the UAE government to regularise their stay or leave the country without penalties.