News: Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation(MoC) between India and Japan on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker”.
- Details of the Memorandum: Under the Memorandum of Cooperation, an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Japan on sending and accepting skilled Indian workers who have qualified the required skill and Japanese language test, to work in fourteen specified sectors in Japan.These Indian workers would be granted a new status of residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” by the Government of Japan.
- Implementation Strategy: A Joint Working Group will be set up to follow up the implementation of this MOC.
- Major Impact: The Cooperation would enhance people-to -people contacts, foster mobility of workers and skilled professionals from India to Japan.
- Beneficiaries: Skilled Indian workers from fourteen sectors viz. Nursing care; Building cleaning; Material Processing industry; Industrial machinery manufacturing industry; Electric and electronic information related industry; Construction; Shipbuilding and ship-related industry; Automobile maintenance; Aviation; Lodging; Agriculture; Fisheries; Food and beverages manufacturing industry and Food service industry would have enhanced job opportunities to work in Japan.