Chennai, Mar 3:
The 11 workers who all from Tamil Nadu and were languishing on roads and eating rarely without jobs as promised, safely landed at the Chennai airport, after Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswami took necessary steps in retrieving them from Oman, recently.
The workers, Periyasamy from Ramnad, Ayyasamy and Suruttai Kaliyan from Villupuram District, Mathivanan, Kannan, Annadurai and Balakrishnan all from Cuddalore district, Karuppaiah Subramani and Loganathan from Sivagangai district, Subramanian from Madurai district and Muruga Perumal from Tuticorin district, were promised jobs with fat salaries in Oman, sometime ago. Believing it, the 11 workers flew down to Oman. They were disappointed, when they were asked to do other menial jobs for a paltry sum.
What they carried with them in purse were all spent to meet immediate contingencies and became pauper.
The Non-resident Tamils Commissionerate Director Dinesh Ponraj who on seeing the plight of the 11 workers was in touch with Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswami and at the same time made complaint with the Indian Embassy Office in Oman. The embassy office provided free plane tickets for their return to Chennai.
Welcoming the workers at the Chennai airport, Dinesh Ponraj, said that the Commissionerate has planned to organise 400 training classes to the persons wishing to fly other countries for jobs, as it would be helpful to them before they accept the offers from abroad companies. He also added that during the year 2019 around 193 workers who were suffering in other countries were safely taken to India and in the current year so far 22 workers were saved.
Ponraj also said that the government had been thinking of to cancel the licences of the recruiting agents, if they indulgent in any fraudulent action when sending any workers to other countries. He also added that the government will seal the premises of the unauthorised agents.