Union Government launched Migrant Resource Centre in Chennai

The MRC will provide information, guidance, advise and counselling on all aspects of overseas employment to intending migrants and overseas Indian workers.

Created On: Jun 12, 2015 12:02 IST

The Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) along with the Tamil Nadu Government on 11 June 2015 launched the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Chennai. The MRC in Chennai is the fourth such MRC in India set-up by MOIA.

The MRC will provide information, guidance, advise and counselling on all aspects of overseas employment including legal and regulatory requirements; documentation and procedures; policies; and problems faced while working aboard to intending migrants and overseas Indian workers.

Functions of the MRC

• The MRC will disseminate information on safe and legal migration.
• It will disseminate information about status of Recruiting Agents and other service providers.
• It will register and respond to complaints and grievances within the redressal forum of MOIA.
• It will also offer counselling support (walk in or telephone and email support).

The first Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) was established by MOIA in 2008 in Kochi, Kerala, followed by fully functional MRCs in Hyderabad (Telengana & Andhra Pradesh), Gurgaon (Haryana) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu).

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