The Cabinet approves the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan on Partnership in “Specified Skilled Worker”.
♦ The memorandum of cooperation will provide an institutional mechanism for the partnership and cooperation between the two countries to dispatch and accept skilled Indian workers with specific skills and Japanese tests to work in 14 specific sectors in Japan.
♦ These Indian workers would be given a new status of residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” by the Japan Government.
♦ The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) will strengthen people-to-people contacts, foster mobility of workers and skilled professionals from India to Japan.
♦ The 14 specified sectors are industrial machinery manufacturing industry, electric and electronic information related industry, construction, shipbuilding and ship-related industry, nursing care, building cleaning, material processing industry, lodging, agriculture, fisheries, automobile maintenance, aviation, food and beverages manufacturing industry and food service industry.