Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 16 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today demanded Union Minister Sushma Swaraj that nurses who have cleared job interviews before May 30 should be exempted from emigration clearance.
In his letter to the Union Minister, Chandy reminded the External Affairs Minister that she had agreed to this demand when it was raised by Kerala Culture Minister K. C. Joseph during the meeting of foreign affairs ministers.
Central Government, while accepting the suggestion from the State Minister, had earlier announced that nurses who have been selected by transparent process will be exempted from emigration clearance.
He welcomed the steps taken by the Center to check frauds in nursing recruitment sector. But for the effective implementation of these steps Indian Embassies in 18 countries where the emigration clearance have been made mandatory should take necessary steps in discussions with the respective Government and private sector employers, he said.
So far no steps have been taken in this direction by the embassies except in Kuwait. This has resulted in a situation where Indians cannot go for jobs in 18 countries after May 30, he added. Indians will lose job opportunities in these countries if the Center does not take prompt action, he warned in his letter to the Union Minister.
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