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Government has been receiving from time to time complaints or grievances from emigrants and their family members or relatives of being cheated by illegal agents. These complaints are forwarded to concerned Police authorities and State Government. Forwarded them to stop illegal agents and prosecute them on the basis of complaints.

  • Required such complaints are also mentioned to Missions or Posts out of the country for providing rescue or relief.
  • As per available data, number of complaints against unregistered agents received, referred to the State Governments, Prosecution sanction sought and issued during the period of 2012 - 2016 are as below:
Table Contain Shows the Details of 2012 - 2016
YearNo. of ComplaintsCases referred to State Governments for actionProsecution Sanction soughtProsecution Sanction issued
20122542401616
20132722610505
20141701530808
20151951011111
20162312314242
Created with Highcharts 5.0. 14YearNo. of ComplaintsChart shows the Details of 2012 - 201625425427227217017019519523123124024026126115315310110123123116165588111142421616558811114242Number of ComplaintsCases referred to State Governments for actionProsecution Sanction soughtProsecution Sanction issued2012201320142015201601002003002015Cases referred to State Governments for action: 101
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  • Indian workers stranded overseas data does not maintained by Government.
  • Therefore, when requests from Indian emigrants in distress are received, the same data are forwarded to the concerned Missions or Posts.
  • Forwarded for providing relief and repatriation on an on-going basis.
  • As per available information from Indian Missions & Posts abroad:
    • 16,980 Indian nationals stranded in strife torn countries - sought government՚s support for various reasons.
      • Iraq
      • Libya
      • South Sudan
      • Syria
      • Yemen
    • 16,570 were brought back to India during the last 3 year are as below.
Table Contain Shows the List of Last 3 Year Details
YearNo. of Indians who sought govt. support to return to IndiaNo. of Indians who were brought back to India
20141043310433
201558635625
2016684512
Total16,98016,570
Created with Highcharts 5.0. 14YearNo. of IndiansChart shows the Brought Back to India During last 3 YearNo. of Indians who sought govt. support to return to IndiaNo. of Indians who were brought back to India201420152016Total05k10k15k20k2015No. of Indians who sought govt. support to return to India: 5 863
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  • Government has rescued or brought back more than 80,000 Indian nationals during the last 3 year period from 2014 to 16 besides, the operation Maitri during the Nepal earthquake.
  • This information was given by Shri Gen. (Dr.) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, today.
  • He is the Minister of State for External Affairs.

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