New Age Bangladesh | 5 September 2018

For most of the expatriate workers who come from a comparatively poorer background, mostly from rural areas, the migration cost is too high, even, sometimes, beyond their means. But job-seekers continue to be cheated by the so-called human resources business organisations and their associates, who charge them more than the migration cost set by the ministry year after year.

At this juncture, one can only hope that the authorities will jolt themselves out of their apparent indifference, discuss the issue of regulating these recruiting agencies and their intermediaries, and act expeditiously to put in place measures to develop an appropriate mechanism to catch hold of, and prosecute, them in a befitting manner. But before that, it will entail a well-defined process to bring the middlemen and intermediaries under a legal framework with a view to keeping them under check.



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