The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has provided its consent to publish photographs and info of absconding workers on the internet. However, this will be implemented when the complete method is in location, ministry sources stated.
Till then, employers have to total the procedure of publishing photographs and info of absconding workers in newspapers.
Earlier, there had been 4 stages to report about an absconding worker to the ministry. “First, the employer had to advertise in a local newspaper and then had to visit a Sanad Service Centre to fill a form furnishing details of the absconding worker. Following this, the employer had to visit a bank approved by the ministry to deposit the airfare for the worker. The employer then had to visit the ministry’s office to deposit the form to finish the registration process,” sources stated.
The on the internet procedure which was introduced in 2016 streamlined the complete process and produced items less difficult. The employer now completes the registration procedure and pays for the tickets via the ministry’s web site. “The decision to make the whole process online was pending for a while and it finally got the necessary consent recently. However, implementation of the decision will take time,” sources stated.
They stated the on the internet procedure was provided consent following debating the pros and cons of the choice.
“We want to ensure that employers don’t file fake absconding reports.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily