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Special fund to aid Gulf returnees

business Updated: Dec 06, 2009 23:33 IST

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Indians pink-slipped in the Gulf region following the Dubai debt crisis may look for some breather on their return to India with the Centre deciding to soon announce a special fund to rehabilitate overseas returnees who has lost jobs due to economic downturn.

A top official of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs said the Government has already decided to announce a comprehensive package to rehabilitate the Indian workers who have returned to the country following job losses due to the economic recession.

"The fund will primarily help those Indians who have lost their jobs abroad and came back to the country," Secretary in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs K Mohandas said.

He said Government was framing the modalities of the 'Return and Resettlement Fund that will primarily be used to rehabilitate the mid-level workers who have lost their livelihood in the Gulf region.