Indian Minister M J Akbar to visit Kuwait next week; Community meeting on 20th

Monday, September 11, 2017

India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Mr M J Akbar will be visiting Kuwait on 19th and 20th of this month to attend the 3rd Joint Ministerial meeting between India and Kuwait. Third Ministerial meeting, after a gap of 9 years, will be held on 20th September 2017 at Kuwait.

On 20th evening at 4:30 pm, Minister will be meeting the members of Indian community at the Indian Embassy auditorium. Leaders of various community organization are invited to attend the interaction with minister, Ambassador H E Sunil Jain told Public can interact with the minister during the event, he added. Members from the community can also suggest the points /issues/ difficulties concerning the Indian diaspora in Kuwait, which can be included in the Agenda being prepared by the Embassy for the minister, Ambassador told

Minister M J Akbar and the accompanying team will be discussing various bilateral issues between Indian and Kuwait with his Kuwaiti counterpart.

Last year Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh visited Kuwait and discussed various community issues including the long pending labor issues of Indian community with the Kuwaiti authorities. Minister M J Akbar also is expected to discuss various issues with the Kuwaiti side.

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Irfan ahmad
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sir.we are suffering here from 8 month after resign.i have alot of problems.and many people in kharafi also.many have medical problem.they have no money for consulting doctor.becoz they have no money.people are managment donot care about us.they r torturing us.we r totaly hopeless.and frustrated.plz help us.we want go india as soon as possible.we dont want anything.i hope respected minister will help us as a human being.other wise we will die

Uk Nair
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Some of the comments here is really important for our embassy officials to take note. People resign either due to personal problems back home or when they are fed up of their company.
As per kwt labor law they have all rights to get 'settlement' amount after 3 months notice period. But they are forced to stay here for very long duration (more than 8 months!), without pay. While workers are getting company accommodation & food, staffs don't get even that which is actually violation of human rights; but who cares. Most of the managers are interested to keep their chair intact
and not highlighting the matter to higher level.
It seems, such company owners are rich & influential; due to vaastha they are not interested to follow Kwt Labor Law
as no one will touch them. But for any owner or Company, what is the use of wealth made by harassing and ill-treating its own employees who served them for many years.

Ex-Kharafi Employee
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Glad that our Indian External Affairs Minister is arriving to Kuwait next week. Kindly request to discuss about Kharafi National ex-employees indemnities and pending salaries especially for locally transferred employees, who are waiting for more than a year; trusting that Kharafi Management would settle very soon. Hoping and praying for good.

Jyothidas P Narayanan
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Resolving Labour issues shall be given utmost priority. Very serious issue.

Dinesh Kumar Pal
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Mr. Viky raised the right issue. Hereby I too would like raise same issue and who ever community leaders, honorable Indian Embassy officials and other social society members are attending this meeting let aware of this issue to External affair minister that No one is taking action against such companies who are not paying salary on time even some times its pending 4 to 6 months also. And many employees are sitting in camps or outside their own accommodation without Iqama for 3 to 5 months. Let Kuwait government or Labor Ministry should intervene to pay their salary along with indemnity and let them go their respective countries. Now where the Kuwait Labor law. closing the file(malhaf) is not the proper action. its trouble to employees only they can not travel their country in case of any emergency. Solution is to seize the company income by ministry or clear employees salary then remaining money transfer to company account. I hope Honorable Minister coming from India will be aware these all issues if not then Indian embassy official are already witnessed these issues many time. so they have to raise this issue to Kuwait government with EAM Mr. M.J. Akbar ji. there is no doubt if this was of any other country like US Philippine may be solved long back. this totally prove that how much Indian government is powerful to solve the labor issues here in Kuwait. We hope some fruitful result will come out not only as usual eating dinner in 5 star hotel with nice photo session and nice coverage of media specially Asianet new channel.

Reda khabis
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Chill down guys. Let humpty dumpty ministers & Ajit sir come and go we will always remain miskin hindi.

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

There are almost 500 resigned employees including workers and staffs of a reputed Company waiting to go on exit after collecting 'indemnity'. Even 8 months after resigning company is not settling their dues. Each month embassy people having meeting with company reps; but no use though many projects are running profitably. Though Labor Rule in Kuwait is supporting the employees, our embassy is helpless to resolve the matter. Other nationals are not suffering as their embassies are arranging legal support for group of employees without any fee. Our Embassy is suggesting people to go and file case after waiting so long. Hope this issue will be taken seriously in the upcoming ministry level meeting.

Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017

VK Singh came to discuss the Kharafi issue with Kuwait government. but nothing happened and the Kharafi ppl are still not getting salary properly.

Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017

I hope Indians be allowed to sponsor Indian housemaids after these talks.

Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017

As per the embassy news, NRIs are not eligible for Aadhar.
But in India, for each and everything they are asking Aadhar card.
Government please clarify this issue.

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