MMPL | 22nd April, 2022
Looking to appoint a bulk manpower recruitment agency to hire manpower from India? Here are a few things you must keep in mind:
There are several options for bulk manpower recruitment agencies in India. You must note that only a licensed agency is legally allowed to conduct the recruitment of manpower from India. The Ministry of External Affairs, India grants all licenses for overseas recruitment.
A recruitment agency must first clear all legal requirements. Only then, they are awarded the license. They can then contact companies abroad to supply workers. Companies can also request recruitment of manpower from them.
As an employer looking to hire manpower from India, you must know the following steps:
Include the following in the demand letter:
After this, a DM number will be generated. This will come with a demand letter & power of attorney. The overseas recruitment agency will then acknowledge the demand on the e-Migrate system.
Important points to note
The ‘e-Migrate’ system functions under the Protector General of Emigration. This regulates the overseas employment of workers. One of the reasons this has been created is to protect the blue-collar workers who often are less educated. There are workers who have not passed their 10th grade. Some can simply not produce matriculation or higher education pass certificates. They’re all put under the ‘Emigration Check Required’ category for passports. Hence, there are many candidates who have an ECR passport. They must seek emigration clearance from the Office of the Protector of Emigrants (POE). Without a clearance, they’re not allowed to leave India. The government has identified 18 countries as ‘Emigration Check Required’ countries. An ECR passport holder can get a job in these 18 countries through:
A licensed recruitment agency can apply for an emigration clearance for a candidate recruited against valid positions as mentioned on-demand letter. This allows the candidate to travel hassle-free for a job overseas.
Below is the process of entering into a contract with a licensed manpower recruitment consultancy:
Parties generally, consider the procedure complete after these steps. The overseas recruitment company then proceeds with:
Reputed companies generally work only with licensed agencies. A legally permitted ethical company will take all steps to apply on the ‘e-migrate’ website. And, will raise a demand letter after approvals. Both the employer and the agency must adhere to the laws. All this is important to protect the interests of the candidates. Candidates can also be confident that they will get a job with a reliable company.
Additionally, a licensed recruitment agency will only charge a nominal fee from the candidate. So, you must always hire a licensed agency for all bulk manpower hiring from India.