Action to Curb Misleading Job Advertisements

In respect of overseas recruitment agencies (private placement agencies) licensed under the Emigration Act, 1983, action can be taken against the registered recruiting agents (private placement agencies) for misleading advertisements. In case of unregistered recruitment agents, cases are referred to respective law enforcing authorities of the concerned States. A Tripartite Committee has also been constituted on 31.10.2011 to examine the issue pertaining to private placement agencies & publishing of eye catching/ misleading advertisements for various kinds of job opportunities. First meeting of the said Committee was held on 11.11.2011 at New Delhi.

The draft National Employment Policy has been prepared by Ministry of Labour & Employment with an objective to accelerate employment growth, particularly in the organized sector and improve the quality of jobs in terms of productivity, average earnings and protection of workers, specially in the unorganized sector. Under the draft National Employment Policy, issues pertaining to macro-economic policy, sectoral policy, labour policy, micro and small enterprises, skill development, women and vulnerable workers have been considered and steps suggested for improving avenues of employment.

This information was given by the Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in in a statement reply in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: Press Information Bureau

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