At present the minimum wages for Indian domestic workers, houseboys/ cooks and house drivers (holders of Visa No. 20) range from KD 70 to 75 per month. After studying the labourmarket situation in the region, it has been decided to revise the minimum referral wage in the employment contracts being attested by the Embassy to KD 100 per month with effect from March 1, 2015 for all Indian domestic workers coming to Kuwait on Visa No. 20.
The aforementioned minimum wage will continue to remain exclusive of accommodation, food and other amenities stipulated in the Kuwaiti laws and regulations, says an Indian Embassy press release. We receive, on a daily basis, some highly distressed Indian nationals who visit the Embassy for various reasons. Many of them are either runaway housemaids or male domestic workers/workers at farms who have escaped ill-treatment and torture meted out to them by their sponsors in Kuwait. They often seek shelter in Embassy and help in repatriation.
These distressed Indian nationals are often found hungry and dehydrated. As an immediate welfare measure from the Government of India, the Embassy will provide all of them light snacks and soft drinks free-of-cost while attending to their personal problems, says another press release.