x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Indians can air grievances at open days

Indian missions in the UAE will hold montly open days to allow residents to meet with officials without an appointment.

ABU DHABI // The Indian community is being given the opportunity of meeting the heads of their missions every month to air grievances and resolve issues.

From July, the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai will conduct monthly "open days".

Visitors will be welcome the first Sunday of each month, from 3pm to 4pm at the embassy and 10am to 11am at the consulate.

Any Indian national who wants to meet the ambassador, consul general or a senior official to air a grievance can do so without an appointment on this day.

Community members can always approach the embassy and the consulate on regular working days, but must have an appointment.

In April, SM Krishna, the Indian minister of foreign affairs, visited the UAE and suggested that diplomats dedicate one or two hours every week to listen to the issues of labourers and respond to them quickly.

anwar@thenational.ae

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