SME Times News Bureau | 23 Apr, 2018
Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Ministry Secretary KP
Krishnan on Monday expressed India's commitment to jointly work with
the UAE Government and draw a mutually beneficial roadmap to ensure
that the workers' skills and qualifications can be assessed,
certified and recognized.
partnership which can meet the skill demands of UAE's employers
and ensure that Indian workers are paid adequate skill-premium,
was addressing the skill mapping conference organised by FICCI,
Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), Government of
UAE and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE),
Government of India.
event was supported by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government
objective of the conference was to deliberate on the human workforce
requirements in the UAE and the support that could be extended by the
Government of India.
was attended by a delegation from India, led by Krishnan, and TV
Mohandas Pai, Chair, FICCI Skill Development Committee and Chairman,
in his address, said, "The new global markets driven by industry
4.0 are accelerating the demand for higher order skills within
eachoccupation. This requires a robust assessment of migrating
skilled workers and mapping of labour market in demand side country
to ensure placement of right candidates in the right jobs. Further we
need studies on productivity to attracthighly skilled people at the
right wages. This will address the issue of stagnant wages, which
often leads to flow of inadequately
Al Nuaimi, Assistant Under-Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources and
Emiratisation, said, "This event is a testament to the fact that
we have already hit the ground running, following the signing of the
Memorandum of Understanding on labour between the governments of
India and the UAE earlier this year. As the UAE moves towards a
knowledge economy, the demand for skilled labour is going to
increase, and we see India as one of the key suppliers for high
skilled workers in the future."
Suri said, "The UAE is one of
our largest overseas job markets and it is vital that we match our
skills programes with the job market here so that our workers can
move up the value chain. Our e-migrate system and minimum reference
wages are designed to help our migrant workers get a better life and
to ensure that we don't end up exporting poverty."