GCC region made up four of the five top destinations for overseas work among Indian workers, recent statistics revealed.
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 August 2021, 12:00 AM
The UAE is the most popular destination for Indians seeking work abroad, minister said in Indian Parliament citing statistics for the last five years from the government’s Bureau of Immigration.
Replying to Lok Sabha member Dr. Manoj Rajoria, who wanted to know "country-wise, where the maximum number of India’s youth travel abroad for jobs", Muraleedharan, the Minister of State for External Affairs, told the lower House of Parliament, that the GCC region made up four of the five top destinations for overseas work among both Indian professionals and blue collar workers.
The US is the only non-Gulf country among the top five. UAE is followed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, US and Oman, in descending order, the Minister said.
Under India’s Emigration Act, semi-skilled and unskilled workers going abroad are required to obtain prior emigration clearance from the office of Protector of Emigrants (POE). Professions notified by the POE from time to time also require prior emigration clearance.