Cabinet approves Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan on Partnership in "Specified Skilled Worker"
The Union Cabinet on 6th Jan 2021, chaired by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi approved Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to "Specified Skilled Worker".
The present Memorandum of Cooperation(MOC) would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Japan 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.
Under this MOC, a Joint Working Group will be set up to follow up the implementation of this MOC.
The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) would enhance people-to -people contacts, foster mobility of workers and skilled professionals from India to Japan.
Skilled Indian workers from fourteen sectors viz. 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 Food service industry would have enhanced job opportunities to work in Japan.
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Sources : PIB