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Indian Embassy issues 137 Emergency
Certificates in May

Tribune News Network
The Indian Embassy issued 137 Emergency Certificates (ECs) in May, 2018 to Indian nationals for their repatriation to India, according to a statement released by the Embassy in Qatar.
The Embassy also issued four air tickets to needy Indian nationals for their return to India in May, 2018.
According to the statement, a total number of 199 and 85 Indian nationals are currently in the Central Prison and the Deportation Centre respectively, adding that an Embassy team visited the Central Prison and Deportation Centre recently to enquire about the welfare of detainees from India.
The statement added that the embassy has held 17 Open Houses since January and 2017, received 117 complaints. Out of these, 102 complaints have been resolved, while 15 are under active follow up of the Embassy.
During May 2018, the Embassy also organised four consular camps at Salwa, Mesaieed, Al Khor and ICBF Help Desk and Dukhan & Zikreet areas and rendered 308 consular services to the Indian nationals.
The grievances brought to the notice of the Embassy related to issues of delayed payment of wages and violations of contract terms and conditions.
At the May Open House, Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P Kumaran, Third Secretary (Labour & Community Welfare) Dr M Aleem and other officials met all the complainants, discussed their problems in detail and assured them of the Embassy's active follow up of their cases with the authorities concerned in the Government of Qatar.
Devis Edakulathur, President and Babu Rajan, vice-president of Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), the apex community association working under the aegis of the Embassy for the welfare of Indian workers, along with some other members of the ICBF Management Committee also participated in the Open House.
The ICBF supports the efforts of the Embassy and helps Indian workers through various welfare measures, including supply of foodstuff, transport support, medical assistance and others.
In May, the ICBF helped such 23 Indian nationals.