Consulate Of India Issues Advisory For Indian Domestic Workers

26 September 2023 India

The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has issued an advisory for Indian nationals in Kuwait on domestic worker visas.

As per Kuwaiti Domestic Worker Law No. 68 of 2015, and related Ministerial Decisions and Executive Regulations, the Embassy explains the mandatory requirements for Indian nationals seeking employment in Kuwait as domestic workers.

Here is the advisory:

In accordance with Kuwait's Domestic Worker Law (Law No. 68 of 2015) and related Ministerial Decisions and Executive Regulations, Domestic Workers (DWs) are entitled to:

- A written employment contract (in Arabic and English) is mandatory.

- Wage not less than the minimum wage specified by the Ministry of Interior. (As per Government of India regulations, the prescribed Minimum Wages for Indian national DWs in Kuwait are KD 120/- per month.)

- Payment of agreed wages at the end of each month from date of joining without any deduction. (In case of non-payment of agreed wages, KWD 10/- for every month of delay should be paid by the Employer).

- Provision of free food, clothing, medical treatment and adequate accommodation.

- Compensation for extra work (In case of non-payment, PAM may investigate and order the Employer to pay double the agreed wage).

- Paid weekly rest and paid annual holiday.

- One month's wages for each year of service as End of Service Benefits.

- DWs cannot be assigned any hazardous work affecting health or offending human dignity.

- Maximum working hours should not be more than 12 hours per day.

- The employer cannot retain DWs' passports or civil identities without their consent.

 

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