Bangladeshi government Thursday finalized the draft "Overseas Employment Policy" to accelerate manpower export, make it profitable and hassles-free, and ensure welfare of the expatriate workers, private news agency UNB reported Thursday.
The policy is focused on protecting rights of the expatriate workers at home and abroad, preserving the existing market and exploring newer job markets, and welfare of the expatriates.
Besides, the policy stressed enhancing professional skills of the workers going abroad, transparency in recruitment process, sending remittances through legal process and maintaining good behavior and discipline on part of the expatriate workers.
"If necessary, tough new legislation will be enacted to stop export of manpower dishonestly," said the policy.
Malpractice in manpower export is considered worst problem in recruitment for foreign jobs. There have been reports of many tragic incidents of job seekers who risked their lives to change their destiny but got lost either in the Mediterranean sea or in inaccessible deserts or ended up in prisons.
A cabinet committee finalized the draft in a meeting presided by Foreign Minister and president of the cabinet committee M Morshed Khan.