This is good news for those who are working in UAE, because Indian Government has launched an SOS mobile app to help distressed workers who are working in UAE and Northern. In Dubai, Consulate General of India announced about the CGI Dubai app on the eve of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The app is developed with the Digital India, project of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Khaleej Times reported.
“It will carry information about all the activities and services that we do. Whether it is consular, passport, visa, cultural or even business and commercial aspects,” said Anurag Bhushan, Consul-General of India in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
“It is targeted at all sections of the community but I’m particularly concerned about the blue-collar workers because of the particular circumstances they live in,” he said.
“We have this functionality of an SOS button that will allow every member of the Indian community in particularly the blue-collar workers 24×7 access to the consulate through a free call when they have any problems,” Bhushan added.
Using SOS mobile app, the users will directly make a call on toll free number 24×7 of the IWRC (Indian Workers’ Resource Centre). IWRC will help Indian citizens who are in distress in the UAE. The IWRC look into the matter and forward issues of workers to missions.
“We also have a message-enabled access to us. If a worker wants, he can send messages via the app. His application will be registered and a unique ID number will be generated for tracking it,” Bhushan said.
“The app would enable the consulate to disseminate useful information to the Indian citizens and guide them in case of distress. We will use the awareness camps by IWRC to popularize the app among the workers,” he added.
The app will help users in case of death case or any other legal issues in the UAE, and Indians also can use this app to get local information as well as employment and business opportunities as well.