Recruiting Agency: Service charge must not cross Tk 10,000
The service charge taken by recruiting agencies in Bangladesh to send workers to Malaysia should not exceed Tk 10,000, said Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) Director General Shahidul Alam yesterday.
"It [service charge] should be reasonable," he said, responding to a question from the media during a workshop organised by BMET at its conference room in the capital.
Malaysia and Bangladesh recently signed a memorandum of understanding for employing Bangladeshis in the Southeast Asian country.
According to the expatriates' welfare ministry, costs incurred in Malaysia, including service charge taken by Malaysian recruiting agencies, will be borne by employers.
The government is yet to fix a migration cost, which will be incurred in Bangladesh to send workers to Malaysia.
The accumulated amount should not be high, he said, adding that they want the transactions made during migration to Malaysia to go through a bank or an online system.