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Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation, Jaipur

Approved Centre for

Pre Departure Orientation Training Program

Supported and Guided By

Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi

 

Information dissemination on safe, orderly and regular migration

Background:

All holders of Indian passports, whose educational qualification is below Matric/X Class (the equivalent of 10th grade in the American system), have a notation ‘Emigration Check Required (ECR)’ stamped in their passports. Under the Emigration Act of 1983, they are required to obtain an Emigration Clearance (EC) while migrating to 18 notified countries for employment/work.

The 18 notified countries are as under:

1.      United Arab Emirates (UAE)                    

2.      Afghanistan                                       

3.      Bahrain                                             

4.      Iraq                                                   

5.      Indonesia                                          

6.      Jordan                                              

7.      Kuwait                                              

8.      Lebanon

9.      Libyan Arab Jamahriya

10.    Malaysia

11.    Oman

12.    Qatar

13.    Saudi Arabia

14.    South Sudan

15.    Sudan

16.    Syrian Arab Republic

17.    Thailand

18.    Yemen

For Emigrant having ECR passports and going to notified (ECR) countries, they will be given electronic emigration clearance by the Protector of Emigrants (PoE) of respective locations through the e Migrate system.

What is Pre-Departure Orientation training (Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi)

Surakshit Jaaye, Prashikshit Jaaye, Vishwas Ke Saath Jaaye

Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has signed a MoU with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for conducting Pre Departure Orientation Training. The one day PDOT is necessary for emigrants before they are deployed by the RAs to the Foreign Employers.

All RAs while deploying candidates to ECR countries, must ensure that each candidate obtains the PDOT and its certificate at least one month before their deployment. At the time of seeking emigration clearance the RAs will upload the PDOT certificate as a Mandatory Document.

The one day (Duration 8 hours) Pre Departure Orientation Training Program is free of cost and no fee will be charged to the prospective emigrants either by the Skill Training Centres or by the RAs.

All POEs are advised to grant EC only if the RAs upload the candidates PDOT certificate (which verifiable QR code).

Objectives of PDOT:

PDOT certificate is useful to help migrant to cope with their new work environment, to help in smooth transition to a foreign location and to work as effective information dissemination tool. It’s also necessary to prevent human trafficking, discrimination, exploitation and abuse of migrant workers.

The overall objective is to provide information about all stages of the migration process so that the trainer can help the potential migrant worker for the challenges of working and living overseas, and to return home when the duration of the employment contract ends.

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Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation, Jaipur first State Agency to function as approved centre for Pre-Departure OrientationTraining Program

Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has sanctioned Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation Jaipur to function as approved Centre for Pre Departure Orientation Training Program vide letter no. OIA-I (B)/415/11/2018 dated 03.01.2019 for emigrant workers intend to go abroad for work. The approval of Ministry is conveyed for establishment of PDO Centres at Jaipur, Sikar, Churu, Jhunjhunu and Nagaur.

The facility of online registration of emigrants for Pre Departure Orientation Training has been enabled through e-Migrate system. Recruiting Agents can opt to apply for PDO for emigrant. The option will be available on e-Migrate for each emigrant. Recruiting Agents may opt to enrol on behalf of the prospective emigrants in e-Migrate for PDOT from any of the designated PDOT Centres.

NEEDS OF MIGRANTS AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF MIGRATION

Pre-Departure

Knowledge of costs, benefits, risks associated with migration. Information on job availability, conditions of contract and placement, financial resources to meet migration expenses, assistance in making domestic arrangements during their absence and preparing for work overseas, including psychological preparedness for safe migration. Standards and certification of required skills. Knowledge on culture, expected attitudes and behavior at destination.

 

Post-Arrival

Information on access to decent working conditions and humane treatment and support (psychosocial, legal), in the event of problems in destination countries. Information and support in remitting income and maintaining communications with their families at home.

 

Reintegration

Development of financial stability through proper investment of their earnings. Access to investments that would generate maximum income, and access to credit, technical services, marketing and other facilities for migrant workers wishing to create self-employment activities. Counseling in dealing with intra-family difficulties and with reintegration into the community.