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Overseas Job Act to be amended: Minister

The 1983 Overseas Employment Recruitment Act would be suitably amended to avoid cheating of job-seekers by recruiting agents, Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said on Sunday.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 00:39 IST

The 1983 Overseas Employment Recruitment Act would be suitably amended to avoid cheating of job-seekers by recruiting agents, Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said on Sunday.

Speaking at a reception accorded to him by the DCC in Thrissur, Ravi said cases of job hunters being cheated by agents were on the rise, despite the best efforts initiated by state and central governments.

He said local bodies' authorities and state governments would be asked to ascertain the genuineness of the activities of recruiting agents.

To a question, he said while the External Affairs ministry dealt with government-to-government diplomacy, the Overseas Affairs Ministry was for looking after the problems of over 2.5 crore People of Indian Origin spread over 110 countries in the world.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 00:39 IST