Talks focus on pension scheme for Goan expats
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
VISITING Goan Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Affairs Directorate commissioner Eduardo Faleiro met Goan community members at a meeting at the Karnataka Social Club, Manama, last night.
Goa Overseas Employment Agency chairman Vice-Admiral John D'Silva and Goa NRI Affairs director Ulhas D Kamat, who are accompanying Mr Faleiro on his Gulf tour, and Indian Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty were present.
More than 150 Goan community members discussed pension schemes for Gulf workers, orientation courses for domestic workers and possible flights to Goa.
The event also featured a presentation on investments and other opportunities in Goa, as well as the services offered by the directorate.
Also present were YGC president Francis Correia, vice-president Gerard Fernandes, Migrant Workers Protection Society vice-president Alfredo D'Souza and Bahrain Goans Football League chairman G R Crasto, who spoke about reservation of seats in professional colleges and the problems faced by Goan housemaids and domestic workers.
The delegation will fly to Abu Dhabi tomorrow.