Indian govt. orders Gulf missions to crackdown on fraudulent immigration agents
New Delhi, November 30: Indian government has issued directions to all the missions in Gulf to crackdown on immigration fraudsters.
The directive by the Indian government comes in the wake of increasing cases of frauds committed by recruitment agents. The heads of various missions in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Libya, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Maldives have been directed to put a curb on scrupulous practices of the immigration agents. This was conveyed during an annual conference that concluded in New Delhi on November 27.
Giving details about the recent directive of the Indian Government, K Mohandas, Secretary in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, stated that the government will not allow the immigration fraudsters to cheat innocents seeking immigration to foreign countries.
“All the Heads of Missions in Gulf countries have been told to come down hard on unscrupulous immigration agents. We will not allow them dupe poor people,” he affirmed.
To facilitate this, all the missions in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be linked with the Indian Ministry via a common computer network. This is a step to bring the much desired regulations in the immigration process and to make it a simple, transparent and a problem-free process, added Mohandas.
The directive of the Indian government has also ordered the Heads of the various missions in Gulf to do check important details including employers’ accreditation before permitting anyone to get the jobs abroad.
When asked about the reason why Missions in Gulf countries have been issued such directions, Mohandas said that Gulf countries are the most preferred destination of numerous fraudulent immigration agents.