Kozhikode, Nov 23 (UNI) India's Ambassador to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Talmees Ahamed today underlined the need for a job regulatory mechanism to curb illegal recruitment of skilled and semi-skilled workers to the Gulf countries.
Addressing a meet-the-press programme organised by Calicut Press Club here, he said only through such a mechanism, the activities of unscrupulous recruiting agencies in the country could be checked.
The mechanism would ensure transparency in recruitment procedure for various category jobs. Such a mechanism existed in many neighbouring countries, including Philippines, he added.
Mr Ahamed said the government had already initiated steps to set up a Grievances Redress Cell for expatriates from the country.
He said Andhra Pradesh topped the job market in UAE now with 60 per cent of the total work force compared to Kerala's share of 30 per cent.
Of the 45 lakh Indians in the West Asia, 15 lakhs were in UAE.
On Indian house maids, he said they lacked proper training to discharge their duties and were unable to communicate with their employers due to language problem.