Two recruiting corporations are at loggerheads over the Saudi embassy move to begin visa service centers in Dhaka under two leading recruiting marketers.
A section of the corporations, who are fashionable individuals of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira), says the plan to set up two Saudi visa centers is nothing but a ploy to create a cartel in the labor recruitment zone of Saudi Arabia.
But the Baira executive committee, which is assisting the visa centers, says such accusations are not anything but hypothetical statements. It also claims that the circulate will ease the procedural issues and benefit all of the recruiting sellers.
Usually, person sellers search activity gives from Saudi employers. As soon as the people are matched and offers are final, the employers send the visa numbers to the retailers online.
The agents then prepare all of the files, including the passports of the aspirant migrants, and submit those to the Saudi Embassy for visa stamping.
Recently, the embassy has decided to open two visa provider centers in Dhaka — one on Kamal Ataturk Avenue in Banani and the opposite on Gulshan North Avenue in Gulshan-2.
The embassy not desires to permit the sellers’ collecting on its premises as its miles shifting to the diplomatic area in Baridhara soon.
The recruiting retailers will need to post the documents to the centers, on the way to then ahead those to the embassy. The centers will deliver the papers to the sellers after visa stamping.
Abdul Alim, a pacesetter of the Saudi Visa Service Centre Nirmool Committee comprising the overall individuals of Baira, said they don’t have any hassle with the embassy opening visa centers.
But the centers will be led through two top recruiting sellers — Mohd Noor Ali, dealing with the director of Unique Eastern Pvt Ltd, and Mohammad Abdul Hye, owner of Greenland Overseas. “There is an immediate conflict of a hobby right here,” he said.
“The documents person dealers post include addresses of the employers. As the 2 recruiting retailers will run the centers and get to realize the employers’ contacts, they can subsequently remove different sellers’ business.”
The provider centers will rate Tk 1, one hundred as prices in line with a passport; however, they can hike the expenses each time they want, and recruiting businesses will have no say, he delivered.
Alim also referred to that they submitted a memo to State Minister for Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad, protesting the circulate.
According to the memo, Baira, searching for evaluations from its standard participants, endorsed the concept of Saudi carrier centers and wrote to the embassy.
Noor Ali, one of the 10 recruiting agents, accused of monopoly in labor recruitment in Malaysia and charging high recruitment fees between 2016 and 2018. Abdul Hye, a cohort of Ali, will, in the end, result in the formation of any other syndicate it examines.
Under such apprehensions, the overall individuals of Baira held a protest meeting at a hotel on Saturday and held a human chain in front of the ministry. On Monday, they held a human chain in front of the Baira office at Bangla Motor.
On Saturday, Baira leaders, along with Nur Ali and their supporters, held a meeting at Dhaka Westin Hotel. Saudi Embassy’s Head of Consulate Ibrahim Ali Al-Humaidhi turned into a gift there.
Speaking on the event, Ibrahim Ali said the carrier centers are being initiated on orders from the Saudi authorities.
“Soon, we’re shifting to our new construction in a new region. At present, it’s miles difficult to deal with all the people who come to the embassy. In the brand new building, our minister isn’t always permitting this collecting.”
He additionally said, “The Baira president is our adviser. Under his supervision, these carrier centers will operate.
“There is a false impression that provider centers will do away with your commercial enterprise. This doesn’t seem right.
They will handiest act as submission and shipping centers.”
If the agents discover any problem, they can come directly to the embassy, he stated, keeping with a video clip of Saturday’s occasion.
Contacted, Baira Secretary-General Shameem Ahmed Chowdhury Noman stated the fear of a section of Basra contributors approximately the Saudi visa service centers is totally baseless.
He stated that introducing the provider centers is completely a difficulty of the Saudi Embassy. Neither Bangladesh authorities nor Baira has anything to mention about it. But Baira has recommended the concept as the embassy consulted it.
“Baira President Benjir Ahmed MP can be supervising the general operation of the provider centers. We are doing it for the sake of our individuals,” he instructed The Daily Star.