The Hindu 19 March 2017

Most of the ads do not follow the instructions of MoEA

The Protector of Emigrants (PoE) has issued an advisory to media houses against publishing employment advertisements for foreign jobs without verifying the credentials of the recruitment agencies. The advisory assumes importance in the light of foreign recruitment rackets that rocked the State recently.

Bindu N. Nair, Protector of Emigrants, Thiruvananthapuram, said in a statement here that most of the advertisements in the media on foreign recruitment did not follow the existing instructions of the Ministry of External Affairs (MoEA).

Media houses have been asked to publish overseas employment advertisements only of those agencies which hold valid licences from the MoEA since only authorised agencies are allowed to undertake such recruitment.

The advisory includes a request to media houses to seek a copy of the licence before accepting the advertisement material in order to ensure that there is no misuse of licence numbers by sub-agencies and unauthorised agents.


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