Union Cabinet nods to partner with Japanese Govt for ‘Specified Skilled Workers’

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Union Cabinet nods to partner with Japanese Govt for ‘Specified Skilled Workers’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet gave a nod to ink the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the Government of India and the Government of Japan, on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker“.

The MoC would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between the two countries on sending and accepting skilled Indian workers, who have qualified the required skill and Japanese language test, to work in fourteen specified sectors in Japan. These Indian workers would be granted a new status of residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” by the Government of Japan.

As far as the implementation of the partnership is considered, under the MOC, a Joint Working Group will be set up to follow up the implementation of this MOC. The pact between India and Japan is expected to enhance people-to-people contacts, foster mobility of workers and skilled professionals from India to Japan.

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Skilled Indian workers from fourteen sectors including Nursing care, Building cleaning, Material Processing Industry, Industrial machinery manufacturing industry, Electric and electronic information related industry, Construction, Shipbuilding and ship-related industry, Automobile Maintenance, Aviation, Lodging, Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and beverages manufacturing industry and Foodservice industry would have enhanced job opportunities to work in Japan.

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(With inputs from PIB)

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