Online recruitment of nurses for foreign jobs launched in India
With effect from June 1st, Monday, India has launched an online system for recruitment of Indian nurses for foreign employment. Foreign employers who seek to recruit Indian nurses need to register in the eMigrate system by visiting the website www.emigrate.gov.in of Government of India.
The Indian Embassy, issued a press release said that the filled-in registration application will be vetted by the Indian Mission and then the foreign employers can raise the demand for Indian nurses on the eMigrate system with terms and conditions of their employment.
“With this no further attestation of demand would be required from the Indian Missions.”
However from June 1st a proper emigration clearance from Protector of Emigants’ offices in India will be required for employment of nurses in UAE. India issues ECR category passports to those who have not passed grade 10. Otherwise there are restrictions on Indian women under 30 years old, who are carrying ECR passports, to go abroad, irrespective of the nature or category of the employment.
The recruitment of nurses for overseas employment will be through three state-run recruiting agencies such as Non-Resident Keralites’ Affairs Department (NORKA-ROOTS), Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants Ltd. (ODEPC) and Overseas Manpower Corporation Limited (OMCL), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
These recruitment agencies which are authorised to recruit Indian nurses will not charge any fees towards recruitment expenses from Indian nurses. Moreover, foreign employers in the UAE will not recover any amount towards the cost of recruitment from Indian nurses, initially or subsequently, during their contract, the embassy said.