External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday appealed to the Indian workers who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia to return to India by September 25, failing which they will have to make their own arrangements for boarding, lodging and the return journey. This is the first time the Indian government has put a deadline for retrenched Indian workers.
“@Gen_VKSingh visited Saudi Arabia twice to resolve the problems of Indian workers rendered unemployed due to closure of companies there.
“My advice to all such Indian workers is that they should file their claims and return home by 25th September 2016. We will bring them back free of charge.
“Those who do not return by 25th September will have to make their own arrangements for boarding, lodging and return journey,” Swaraj said in a series of tweets.