It will help explore employment opportunities abroad and prevent exploitation
The Indian Overseas Affairs Ministry has allowed Bihar, Punjab and Gujarat to set up such agencies The agency will be set up in July It will facilitate visits by foreign employers
PANAJI: Goa will be the fourth State in the country to set up an overseas employment agency to help explore employment opportunities abroad for its people and prevent them from being exploited by unscrupulous recruiting agents and foreign employers.
Bihar, Punjab and Gujarat are the other States cleared by the Indian Overseas Affairs Ministry for setting up such agencies for the protection of emigrants.
Goa would follow Punjab in working out various packages to help its emigrants and non-residents, Eduardo Faleiro, State Commissioner for NRI Affairs, told presspersons on Friday. NRI Commission secretary J.K. Dadoo was present.
The agency, to be set up next month, would be managed by the State Government, Mr. Faleiro, who is a former Rajya Sabha MP and former Minister of State for External affairs, said.
"After establishing the agency, I shall write to Indian Ambassadors abroad so that the embassies intimate foreign employers that in case of any requirements of manpower, they should contact our agency," Mr. Faleiro said.