Non-resident Keralites board to enlist expats in welfare scheme
Non-Resident Keralites’ Welfare Board will broaden its welfare activities in Kuwait by bringing more expats under the board’s various welfare schemes. The Non-Resident Keralites’ Welfare Board Director N Ajith Kumar, while detailing the various welfare schemes introduced by the board, said more than 70,000 people from Kuwait have already taken memberships in the welfare scheme that ensures a minimum of Rs 2,000 monthly pension for the members.
“We want to create awareness about the board’s various welfare schemes among the Keralite expat community in Kuwait so that they can benefit from these schemes.” Ajith Kumar said, while addressing a press conference.
The welfare board, instituted under the Non-resident Keralites’ Welfare Act 2008, has also proposed a dividend pension scheme and an expat village scheme for non-resident Keralites, Ajith Kumar, told the press conference. The welfare board is currently implementing a digitalization program and once that is complete, expats can register online as members and become beneficiaries of the welfare schemes. “As part of the pan-Gulf campaign, the board is also embarking on a membership campaign in Kuwait with a target of enlisting 100,000 members over the next one year,” said Ajith Kumar.