The migration process of Bangladeshi job seekers will be brought under automation to save them from harassment by brokers and recruiting agencies, State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad told parliament yesterday.
In reply to a query from Awami League MP Sayeda Rubina Akter, he said the government has taken steps to update Overseas Employment and Migration Act 2013 to this end.
In a scripted answer, Imran said, “Steps have been taken to bring all migration-related activities under automation process to ensure transparency and accountability in overall recruiting system to end harassment caused by middlemen.”
He said the government is working to implement the automation process by this year.
The state minister said the procedure to amend Recruiting Agents’ Conduct and License Rules, 2002 is now at the final stage.
Replying to another question, he informed the House that the government has enacted a work plan to send 1,000 workers abroad every year from less-advanced upazilas.
The government is mulling a separate database for returning workers, the state minister added.