Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) is a flagship program of MEA started in 2018, where in Emigrant going abroad for Employment is given an free of cost 8 hours
Orientation training so as to empower him with the Dos and Don’ts of the Country of Employment, his rights and welfare measures made available to him by Government of India.
It started with 4 centres in Delhi and Mumbai and has now expanded to 30 PDOT Centres all across India in Partnership with State Governments and NSDC.
Benefits of PDOT
PDO Training would help migrant workers to know about the culture, language and regulations of the destination country to ensure their safety and security. Further, the programme gave the opportunity to know about the welfare measures undertaken by the Government such as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY), eMigrate Portal, MADAD Portal, Pravasi Bharatiya Kendras (PBSKs) and 24 X 7 helplines at Indian Embassies and Consulates.
Online PDOT Registration
Due to pandemic situation during COVID-19 and strict lockdown aftermath with various type of travel restrictions in place, it was getting difficult for an Emigrant to travel to the PDOT centre. Thus, to ensure seamless delivery of PDOT to the Indian Emigrants, so that they can undergo PDOT as per their convenience, Online PDOT module has been introduced by MEA as another step towards ensuring safe and legal migration. In this module every emigrant has a choice either to undergo Online or Offline PDOT at each centre as per their convenience. At the end of the training they have the option of downloading the PDOT completion certificate. This will prove to be a landmark step in empowering our Indian Emigrants and will expand the reach of PDOT multiple times.
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