Control On Illegal Placement Agencies

The State/UT Governments have been advised to regulate the functioning including registration of private placement agencies.  Complaints relating to such agencies are dealt by respective State Governments/UT Administration under the provisions of IPC or other prevailing Acts under which such establishments are registered.


Committees had been constituted from time to time on the issues pertaining to private placement agencies and the Ministry has issued advisories to State Governments that the States may take all necessary steps to protect the interest of workers by regulating the conduct of private placement agencies.


 Central Government has launched   National Career Service Portal (NCSP) and many State Governments have also launched online job portals so that job-seekers can connect with the employers and vice-versa free of cost.


To check exploitation of domestic workers including women there are various laws like the  Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal) Act, 2013, the Prevention of Atrocities (Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes) Act, 1989 and the Indian Penal Code, 1860,  in force.


This information was given by the Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Shri Rameswar Teli, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, today.





    Source PIB