Parliamentary panel for machinery to check misleading job advertisements

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary panel has strongly favoured a central enforcement machinery to check publication of misleading job advertisements and an elaborate law to keep a tab on dubious private placement agencies.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour has said publishers and broadcasters of such advertisements may also be held accountable for publishing or broadcasting them.

“The committee is of the view that there is an urgent need for a central enforcement machinery and formulation of a comprehensive law for regulating these (unscrupulous) agencies,” it said.

Spurious advertisements dressed up as job opportunities have cost job seekers dearly in the past. More so such advertisements are day-to-day feature of many newspapers, it observed.

Labour Secretary deposing before the committee said he would discuss with the I&B Ministry a system to screen ads for electronic media and deliberate with the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry about agencies sending people abroad for employment.

Talking about private placement agencies, the committee also observed that some of them mislead the unemployed youth, collect money from them and vanish into thin air.