Telangana caretaker NRI Affairs Minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday received a group of 30 migrants from the state at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad after they returned to their homeland by availing the amnesty scheme.
In a press release, KTR's office said that the caretaker minister interacted with the returnees and enquired about the problems they had faced in UAE.
Stating that this was the third such group which had returned to Hyderabad in the recent past, KTR also assured everyone that the state government would bring back all those who were stuck.
â€œThe Telangana state government will provide complete assistance to those wishing to avail the amnesty scheme, including arranging the flight tickets and clearance of penalties if any," he said.
The state also promised to provide them with skill development programmes through the National Academy of Construction (NAC), which would help in providing alternate livelihoods.
This development came days after the state government sent a high-level delegation to UAE, who visited labour camps in Sharjah and Dubai and met many Telangana amnesty seekers there.
The delegation identified the workers and helped them return to Telangana after completing due formalities.
"More than 1,000 migrants are expected to avail the benefit of repatriation under current UAE Amenesty program. This three-month Amnesty program is open till October 31," KTR's office said in a release.
In August this year, KTR said that during the Amnesty period the UAE government was providing certain facilities for Indian migrants in their country.
This included facilities which gave people who were staying there illegally, a chance to regularise their stay, while people with valid passports who wished to exit the country could get an exit permit, allowing them to return to Telangana.
The Amnesty period is also likely to help people who have an expired passport or people whose passports were lost or withheld by sponsors.
Authorities also said that a helpline for Amnesty was established at +9194408 54433 or an email could be sent to email@example.com. Others could also contact the Consulateâ€™s help desk hotline at +971 56-5463903 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telangana has a high number of people, especially women, emigrating as domestic workers to the Gulf countries.