THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government would take steps to ensure that returnees from war-torn Yemen are provided jobs in institutions run by Non-Resident Keralites, Norka Minister K C Joseph said here on Wednesday.
The Minister said that some prominent NRKs had shown interest in providing jobs for the returnees. A total of 2,437 Keralites in Yemen had lost their jobs owing to the conflict in the Arab country.“It is a tough task to provide jobs to all the returnees as the State Government can do so only through the Public Service Commission. It is at this juncture that the government has decided to seek the co-operation of NRKs,” Joseph said. Joseph clarified that the government had not forcibly evicted any person from Yemen but had only provided an opportunity for them to escape from the conflict zone. The Norka Department had already collected details of those who have returned from Yemen from the help-desks set up at the airports. The website of Norka-Roots has been provided with a separate link through which returnees could register themselves. Till now, 264 persons have registered with the Norka website. The registration system has facilities to collect details of the returnees including their educational qualifications and the last salary drawn.The government would assist those returnees who have not been able to get their passports back and those who have not been given service certificates. The Minister requested all the returnees to register at www.norkaroots.net at the earliest.