Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, August 9, 2019 11:44:01 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Save migrant workers from fraudulent recruiting agencies and middlemen

By
10th-Aug-2019       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

NEWSPAPER reports said the government wants to bring the middlemen under legal framework to reduce the costs and harassment of migrant workers. But the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies has strongly opposed the move. Though the expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry held several meetings with the BAIRA leaders, they failed to reach an agreement in this regard. The Ministry officials categorically blamed that they could not make the BAIRA leaders agree to bring their middlemen under legal framework. That means, the middlemen have already formed a strong syndicate in connivance with some BAIRA leaders and dishonest officials of Ministry concerned. There may be a large-scale financial involvement of syndicate members and for that reason they are very much united to fulfil their unlawful desire.  
BAIRA Secretary General said the attempts to bring middlemen under legal framework by Sri Lanka and Pakistan have apparently failed. It's a big question -- when the government has failed to monitor about 1,400 registered recruiting agencies how it would control thousands of middlemen? He said they have requested the government to introduce a central database of workers involving the registered recruiting agencies. Apart from making the overall process secured, the database of the workers would reduce the migration cost.
We must say the recruiting agencies should get their middlemen registered to reduce fraudulent practices. In that case, the middlemen should have their geographical area of operation specified. Even photo identification should be made compulsory for them and their names should be displayed in Thana and Union Parishad offices. At the same time, all financial transactions should be mandatory to make through banks. Side by side, the middlemen and agencies must issue money receipts for receiving any payment from the workers.
Usually we see that the middlemen increase the cost of migration. According to a World Bank report, Bangladeshi workers pay highest cost in the World for migration. Often it is seen that, migrant workers return home losing all their money being cheated by the middlemen and fraudulent recruiting agencies.  Several hundred Bangladeshi workers are also languishing in foreign jails due to the same reason.  We think, it's the duty of government to make the recruiting agencies and the middlemen accountable.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

City »

BFUJ and DUJ formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday protesting filing of case by NOAB against publication of gazette of the ninth Wage Board.


Editorial »

Journalists must be responsible so should be the others


THE High Court on Wednesday expressed hope that journalists would bear great responsibility while preparing and publishing reports on Supreme Court proceedings. Earlier in the day, a SC lawyer filed a writ petition seeking necessary order on the issue. He submitted the petition as some "online newspapers" published reports on ...

Football »

Rakitic lifts Barcelona over Napoli in Miami matchup


AFP, Miami :Ivan Rakitic's goal in the 79th minute lifted Barcelona to a 2-1 victory over Napoli in a lively pre-season encounter at Hard Rock Stadium on Wednesday.The Croatian midfielder struck a crisply driven effort after a first half own-goal from Samuel Umtiti had cancelled out Sergio Busquet's opener for ...

International »

Iran slams Bahrain's 'provocative' Gulf military conference


AFP, Tehran :Iran on Thursday hit out at Bahrain for hosting a "provocative" conference on Gulf maritime security and for its "anti-Iran" rhetoric accusing Tehran of attacking tankers in sensitive waters.Bahrain said the July 31 meeting was to discuss the "current regional situation" and blasted "the repeated attacks and unacceptable ...

International »

Pompeo talks maritime security issues, Iran with Saudi Crown Prince


AFP, Washington :US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed maritime security, Iran and Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a phone call on Wednesday."The secretary discussed heightened tensions in the region and the need for stronger maritime security in order to promote freedom of navigation," State ...

Entertainment »

Ekta Kapoor completes 25 yrs with Balaji TeleFilms


Content Czarina Ekta Kapoor is well known to empower women and to bring fresh, raw, content on every platform, be it cinema to OTT or television; she owns each and every industry with her charisma and vision. Ekta Kapoor recently, completed 25 years of Balaji Production and then she shared ...

Entertainment »

A different Tanjin Tisha in Doodle of Love


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Tanjin Tisha is one of the popular TV actresses of present time. She has become choosier in case of selection of the script and role while acting. For this reason, upcoming Eid is going to be something challenging for her. Viewers will watch Tanjin on the screen ...

City »

DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon speaking at a meeting with the conservancies of the corporation at Nagar Bhaban on Wednesday aiming to speedy disposal of waste of sacrificial animals.


City »

89th birth anniv of Bangamata today


The nation will observe the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in a befitting manner today.  Fazilatunnesa, who played a pivotal role in nation-building activities and the struggle for independent Bangladesh staying beside Bangabandhu, was born at Tungipara ...

Editorial »

Ensure hassle-free journey for Eid holidaymakers


THE city dwellers have started for their village homes in different districts to celebrate the second greatest religious festival of the Muslim community Eid-ul-Azha while potholed highways, damaged railways and lack of navigability on waterways are likely to make their journey difficult, newspapers reported. Already traffic jam and other disruptions ...

Cricket »

Rumana urges BCB to introduce women's BPL T20


Rumana Ahmed, the ODI captain of the country's Women's Cricket team urged Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to introduce BPL T20 for the female cricketers to give them an opportunity to step ahead with the rhythm of the world.She said that at the moment there is no lack of enough female ...

International »

Trump faces hostility on visits to massacre sites


President Donald Trump is flying Wednesday to the sites of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, but the divisive Republican risks meeting protests by Americans who blame him for stoking the violence.Trump has been walking a difficult line since the massacres of 31 people over the weekend - 22 at ...

International »

Biden leads Democrats as minorities favour most electable candidate vs Trump


Reuters, New York  :Joe Biden maintained his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination as minorities gravitated toward the former vice president and his top rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, in search of the safest bets for beating President Donald Trump in 2020, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.The Aug. ...

Business & Economy »

Md. Sirajul Hoque, DMD along with M A Mottaleb, EVP of Social Islami Bank Limited, inaugurated an ATM Booth at Elliotgonj in Cumilla recently while other senior official of the bank and local elites were also present.


Entertainment »

Luipa performs in Russia-Bangladesh Musical show


Entertainment Report :Last year for the first time popular singer of present time Zinia Zafrin Luipa went to Russia for first time along with her husband noted instrumental artiste Alamgir Hossain. This time she visited Moscow to attend the Russia-Bangladesh Musical Show. With the participation of Bangladesh and Russia the ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news