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Overseas Workers Resource Centre - An Overview
Several Indians are employed abroad in lower skill level jobs. Many of the Indian low skill workers employed abroad sometimes face problems such as poor working and living conditions and other challenges. Generally issues occur during three stages – pre-deployment, post-deployment and reintegration phase. The issues mainly pertain to exploitation by recruiting agencies, withholding of passports and related documents by employers, withholding and delaying of wages and other entitlements by employers. Problems are also being faced related to access to health care, detention, removal and so on.
Emigration Act and Rules
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Control Room established in Ministry of External Affairs
June 17, 2014
In view of the prevailing security situation in Iraq and to provide information to all concerned, a 24-hour 'Control Room' has been set up in the Ministry of External Affairs. The contact details are as under:

(i) Phones:
+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 7905
+91 11 2301 4104
(ii) Fax:
+91 11 2301 8158
(iii) Email:
controlroom@mea.gov.in
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Contact us at : helpline@owrc.in
Toll Free Number 1800 11 3090