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BMET unveils guidelines for sending workers to Malaysia

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) has released the guideline for sending workers to Malaysia under the new agreements.

BMET, the organization responsible for planning and implementation of manpower strategies, outlined a total of 13 steps for migration to Malaysia in its instruction released on Tuesday.

According to the guideline, in the first step, recruiting agencies must be registered in the BMET database through the ‘Ami Probashi’ app.

In the second step, the approval letter for recruitment from the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment needs be uploaded to the database while in the third step, Bangladeshi recruiting agencies will request the list of job aspirants from BMET online.

In the fourth step, BMET will send the list of job aspirants in a 1:3 ratio from its database.

In the fifth step, the recruiting agencies will select the job seekers from the list sent by BMET within seven days and in the sixth step, if necessary, the recruiting agencies can request another list of workers from BMET.

In the next step, the recruiting agencies will arrange visa and pre-departure training for the job seekers.

In the eighth step, Bangladeshi recruiting agencies will stamp the visa while in the ninth step, the migrant worker will provide fingerprints to the District Employment and Manpower Office (DEMO).

In the tenth step, Bangladeshi recruiting agencies will apply for BMET clearance through ‘Ami Probashi’ app along with government fees.

In the next step, BMET will give the clearance online and in the twelfth step, the clearance certificate or smart card has to be downloaded online.

And in the thirteenth or final step, the workers will be able to go to Malaysia, said the BMET.

Earlier, the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment fixed Tk 78,990 as the maximum migration cost.

According to the last announcement of the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad, the first batch of Bangladeshi workers will fly to Malaysia by the end of this month.

Malaysia suspended hiring Bangladeshi workers in September 2018 over widespread allegations of malpractices in the recruitment process and charging higher costs from labourers by recruitment agencies through middlemen.

Lifting its moratorium on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers Malaysia signed an MoU with Bangladesh on December 19 to hire workers.