SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Kashmir on Wednesday issued an advisory for overseas job-seekers in view of reports of illegal job consulting agencies functioning in the Valley.
A spokesperson of CB said that unauthorised and illegal job consulting agencies have been established in Kashmir who operate without holding valid licenses from the MOIA (Ministry of Overseas Indian Authority), Government of India and in violation of Emigration rules, about release of advertisement to the concerned.
The authorised agents are allowed to undertake such recruitments as per the Emigration Act, 1983 Section 10 (xi)
“The advertisement should mention the complete name, registration/trade license number, the country of the foreign employer, name and address and contact details of the recruiting agent, website, official e-mail ID, and phone number of recruiting agent in bold letters with their license number, mode of selection, recruitment fee to be charged per candidate through draft, cheque or online transfer, date and venue of interview, job description, eligible criteria, salary being offered, and number of vacancies against each job categories. Such activities can be carried out from premises, which are registered with MOIA (Ministry of Overseas Indian Authority) by registering authority,” it read.
Media houses have to seek a copy of the licenses of only “MOIA” before accepting the advertisement material in order to ensure that there is no misuse of license numbers by Sub-agencies and unauthorised agents.
Media should also check through www.emigrate.gov.in for the registered agents and ask for the above documents before they publish the advertisement.
“General public of J&K state is informed through this press release that before applying for the job, the above-mentioned details should be checked,” it added.