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Sat 1 Sep 2007 04:00 AM

Further amnesty figures revealed

The Consulate General of India has released figures for the number of workers taking advantage of the Labour Amnesty.

The Consulate General of India has released figures for the number of workers taking advantage of the Labour Amnesty.

As of August 21, the consulate received 39,838 applications for emergency certificates and has printed over 39,030 of them and delivered 36,352.

Around 70% of the applications are thought to be from construction workers.

Out of the 40,000 passports of Indian nationals received from the immigration authorities, around 19,565 have been re-distributed.

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