Remittance falls for fraudulence: Survey

Published: July 20, 2017 10:15:02 | Updated: October 22, 2017 16:33:58

Although over the last two years migration flow from Bangladesh is increasing significantly the remittance flow dropped due to fraudulence practices in migration process.


“The current migration system was affected by fraudulence practices largely in rural areas compared to urban areas and for that reason workers migrated to Gulf and Southwest Asian countries were not getting jobs as per their requirement,” according to a report conducted by RAMRU, a non-government organisation, published in Dhaka on Wednesday.


Founding chair of Refugee and Migration Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Tasneem Siddiqui presented the report titled ‘Role of Dalals in Migration Process’ in a seminar at the Nawab Nabab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University.


The report urged the government to bring middlemen (engaged for collecting innocent worker for sending abroad) to book through the existing law as they (middlemen) engaged fraudulent practices in the migration process.


Former Justice Nizamul Haque Nasim chaired the programme, while Benzir Ahmed, president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA), was present as the special guest.


The research report was prepared through surveying nine villages of Paikora Union and 11 wards of Elenga municipality in Tangail district, which covered 5,407 households.


The report said of the total aspirant migrant households 51 per cent experienced fraudulence. Among them, 19 per cent failed to go aboard after paying a section or full amount and 32 per cent experienced fraudulence in the destination, according to BSS.

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