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INDIA AND JAPAN SIGN MOC TO PROMOTE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED WORKERS FROM INDIA TO JAPAN

INDIA AND JAPAN SIGN MOC TO PROMOTE MOVEMENT OF SKILLED WORKERS FROM INDIA TO JAPAN

Context

India and Japan today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, MoC a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to Specified Skilled Worker (SSW)

Details

  • The MoC was signed by Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Ambassador of Japan to India Suzuki Satoshi.`
  • The MoC will help to promote the movement of skilled workers from India to Japan.
  • The MoC covers 14 categories of specific skills under which skilled workers from India who meet the skills requirement and Japanese language tests would be eligible for employment in Japan on a contractual basis.
  • The 14 specified industry fields include nursing care, building cleaning, material processing, industrial machinery manufacturing, electric and electronic information, construction, shipbuilding and ship-related industry, automobile maintenance, aviation, lodging, agriculture, fisheries, food and beverages manufacturing and food services industry.
  •  Japan would grant these workers the status of Specified Skilled Worker.

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