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Placement agencies come under scanner

Sumit Kumar Singh, New Delhi, Mar 10, 2013, DHNS :

For sending people to Kuwait illegally

After discovering that some Indian citizens have been sent to Kuwait on false promises of jobs, the department of protector of emigrants under the ministry of overseas Indian affairs registered a complaint with Delhi Police recently against unauthorised placement agencies.

The incident came to light after officials of Indian embassy based in Kuwait sent a complaint to its Delhi office stating that unauthorised placement agencies were duping people by sending them on false promises to Kuwait.

G H Ratra, an official from the ministry, approached economic offences wing to file a complaint against four placement agencies on Saturday.

“We have received a complaint from the Embassy of India in Kuwait against unauthorised agents Rakhi Munjal, owner of Munjal World Placement based in Lajpat Nagar, Arman International based in Lakshmi Nagar and two agents — Pal Singh and Malkann — for fraud of overseas employment,” Ratra said.

Indian Embassy

The Indian Embassy stated that these agents were involved in sending workers to Kuwait on tourist visa after promising jobs but the gullible job
aspirants used to find them not employed with the companies promised after reaching there.

After checking the authenticity of these placement agencies, the ministry found that those agents were not authorised with the ministry.

“Therefore, by conducting the process of overseas recruitment without having valid registration certificate and charging unauthorised amount of money from the complainant, the agents have violated Section 10 (No person can function as recruiting agent without a valid certificate) of the Emigration Act 1983,” the complaint stated.

The police officials during inquiry found out that three more unauthorised recruiting agencies — PS Consultants run by Parwinder Singh in Janakpuri, Anice Construction Services Pvt. Ltd run by Jarnail Singh in Pitampura and Al Ubaid Overseas Services run by Saleem Ahmed Siddiqui — were also found guilty of duping people.

The police official on statement of some of the victims, who were duped, registered a complaint against five placement agencies and two agents under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Peal Code.

“These agencies were duping people from October 2011 onwards. We are still investigating into the matter and many things have to be verified before making arrests,” said a police officer.


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