India thanks Oman for special concessions to NRI workers
This repatriation concession has been extended only to Indians and that too without any strict deadline.india Updated: Nov 04, 2005 12:18 IST
India has thanked Oman for providing special concessions to help the repatriation of thousands of Indian workers whose travel documents had expired.
During a three-day visit to Oman, Minster of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed conveyed India's appreciation for permitting the repatriation of Indians whose visas or labour cards had lapsed.
Ahamed also thanked Oman for allowing the workers to leave without paying huge accumulated fines and without any legal punishment or elaborate procedures required for issuing passes for their departure.
"This concession has been extended only to Indians and that too without any strict deadline," Ahamed said in a statement issued here.
He said this gesture had provided great relief to countless destitute and needy Indians who were desperate to return to their families and homes.
First Published: Nov 04, 2005 12:18 IST