Interactive voice response (ivr) services on migration information dr. md. nurul islamPresentation Transcript
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) services on Migration Information Dr. Md. Nurul Islam Director Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh www.e-asia.org
To provide appropriate and necessary information
To enhance the awareness on safe migration
- For the aspirant migrant workers for overseas employment.
All Over Bangladesh Coverage of IVR
Migration takes place as an essential part of the global economy.
Presently estimated global migrant population is 250 m.
49% in the total figure constitutes women migrants.
110 m are labour migrants.
The media of recruitment
Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET)
Law : Emigration Ordinance 1982 B. Rules : i) Emigration Rules 2002. ii) Recruiting agents conduct and license Rules 2002. iii) Wage Earners` Welfare Fund (WEWF) Rules 2002.
Laws and Rules for Overseas Employment
Conduct of Recruiting Agent
The Recruiting agent is allowed to receive a maximum of Tk. 84,000.00 for male including air ticket, non compliance of which make liable for punitive action, cancellation of license and forfeiture of security deposit, etc. This figure is Tk. 20,000.00 only for women migrant workers in house keeping trade. Air ticket is provided by the employer.
Recruiting Agents need to deposit Tk. 1.6 m to BMET for processing license which is kept as security deposit. This money may be distributed to the claimants for any fraudulence activity detected.
“ Probashi Tothyo Sheba”
Features of IVR
Link to Web
Link to UISC
Probashi Tothyo Sheba
IVR - for Four phases of migration
Pre migration of decision making phase
Work at destination countries
Economic and Social Re-integration
Pre migration of decision making phase
Cost and benefit of migration
Legal channel of migration
Do’s and don’ts before taking decision for migration
Sale of land is discouraged
Loan on high interest is discouraged
Training on required job is necessary
Avoid middlemen, contact recruiting agency
Check papers from BMET
Rules and regulations for overseas employment
Registration in the Computer Database Network
Language of the destination country
Immigration and Custom
Strike is prohibited in the destination country. If any problem arises, the workers should apply as per procedure of the local laws.
Change of employer is also restricted. It leads the worker to be illegal. If it is needed to change the work, please do it with the permission of the present employer.
Remittance and financial management
Sending of Remittance
Risks of using ‘Hundi’
Proper utilization of remittance
Recruitment Procedure for Overseas Employment for workers Attestation by Bangladesh Mission Registration in BMET Database Selection of workers Medical Test Obtain Visa from Embassy in Dhaka (If necessary ) Pre-departure Briefing at BMET Emigration Clearance from BMET Departure from Airport Apply for Recruiting Permission (Ministry/BMET) with i) Demand letter ii) Job Contract iii) Visa advice & iv) Power of Attorney Obtain permission from Ministry/BMET For recruiting agency Submission of Job contract for individuals in BMET
A computer database network has been established at district level offices (DEMO) and BMET head quarters with connection at the Ministry, Airport and BAIRA office. The recruiting agencies or employer may use their own computer to recruit from the database. This has created accountability and transparency in the recruitment system and aimed to gradual elimination of the middlemen. Extortion of money and harassment of job seekers reduced . Database Network
Components of Database Network, Internetworking: Arrival and departure information Airport Recruiting Agent: at his office Candidate selection All users around the world Internet: Information Searching Job seeker’s registration Registration District office (DEMO) Ministry Search Information Recruiting permission Permission Head Office Clearance Emigration Clearance Head Office Recruiting agent’s licensing Licensing Head Office Head Office Central Database
Job Seeker Apply for Registration Registration-ID is given, after verification and successfully entered data into BMET Database Registration Procedure
Job seeker submits the following papers
Special Courses Certificates
PP size Photograph
A job seeker may register his particulars at Dhaka or at own District Office He will get a Registration ID District Employment and Manpower office (DEMO)
Job Seekers Registration Card Registration ID Personal Information Date of birth Address Photograph
Sample Emigration Clearance Card Bar coded clearance ID Personal Information Registration ID Passport Information Employee address Photograph
Biometric Impression (Finger print) in registration (Dhaka and Chittagong).
Smart card (With Computer Chips).
Auto generation of Embarkation Card at airport.
On line Registration.
Features of Database Network
Gender issues addressed
Specific info for women workers
Special Feature of IVR
Introduction of Call Center
Web-based mobile connection
Creation of network of the IVR users
Country specific info
Future Plan of development in IVR
Benefits and Results Regulation IVR Authentic Info Good Governance Awareness Lower Migration Cost Safe and successful migration