Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Journey Of Dreams: Indian Diaspora Employed With Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (JAFZA), UAE

Najmur Rahman , Dr. Saurabh Kumar


Indian migration is a known traditional phenomenon. This study is confined to the Indian migrants employed overseas in the United Arab Emirates. The analysis has emphasized the labor welfare management of the Indian diaspora, employed in Special Economic Zone (JAFZA), UAE. The research study has analysed the situation of overseas employment and its impact on workers' life, including, but not limited to, their living standard, health care, compensation against toil, socioeconomic status, and psychological state. In addition, the researcher has covered the corollary of digitization of the screening process, introduced by labor welfare authorities for the scrutiny of establishment and nurturing of the migrant laborers. To achieve the objective, the researcher has exclusively screened the establishments registered under the sponsorship of Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (Special Economic Zone), in UAE. This is an ethnographic study, where the researcher has spent years as part of the population. Accomplishing the target was made possible with the help of statistical tools One Way ANOVA for data analysis. Other techniques like Likert Scale and Cronbach’s Alpha were used for the collection of data and their reliability respectively. Upon evaluation, a total of 25 establishments were stratified, with a sample size of 392 as the final result.

Pages: 3156-3175

Keywords: JAFZA, Indian Migration, Gulf Employment, Health Care, Overseas Recruitment, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Indians (OI), United Arab Emirates, e-Migrate, Overseas Workers Resource Centre (OWRC)

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