Help desk at DC office for Saudi returnees

Source: The Hindu | Published on 4th September 2018, 12:54 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: A help desk will be set up shortly at the office of the Deputy Commissioner for Dakshina Kannada residents returning home after quitting jobs in Saudi Arabia, said Minister In-charge of Dakshina Kannada U.T. Khader here on Monday.

Talking to presspersons, Mr. Khader said those returning from Saudi Arabia can register their names at the help desk.

The government will come out with ways to provide them employment by using different welfare schemes.

Asked whether this was a result of the poor show of the party in the Ullal City Municipal Council elections, Mr. Khader said the results had nothing to do with the proposed help desk. “I am concerned of all sections of the society. The help desk will greatly benefit those returning home,” Mr. Khader said.

Applauding the performance of athletes from Dakshina Kannada — Poovamma, the member of 4x 400 relay gold medal winning team and Dharun Ayyaswamy, silver medalist in 400 meters hurdles event — in the Asian games, Mr. Khader said he would discuss with Chief Minister H.D. Kumarswamy on the issue of rewarding the two athletes. He said that he would also write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Khader thanked the athlete’s family members and also coaching and training staff of the two athletes.

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