To streamline the recruitment of Indian nurses for work in Kuwait with effect from April 30, 2015, the Government of India decided to restrict the recruitment of nurses through the following three State-run recruiting agencies:
â– Non-Resident Keralites’ Affairs Department (NORKA-ROOTS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala;
â– Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants Ltd (ODEPC), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; and
â– Overseas Manpower Corporation Limited (OMCL), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The Government of India has also decided earlier this month that these recruitment agencies which are authorized to recruit Indian nurses will not charge any fees towards recruitment expenses from Indian nurses.
Such cost, if any, shall be met by the concerned agencies in Kuwait on mutually agreed terms. Moreover, foreign employers in Kuwait will not recover any amount towards the cost of recruitment from Indian nurses, initially or subsequently, during their contract.
The Government has decided on May 14 to make one-month relaxation with regard to emigration clearance, that is, Indian nurses coming for work in Kuwait till May 30, 2015 would not require any emigration clearance.