Protector Of Emigrants

It is the responsibility of the protector of emigrants to grant emigration clearance to potential emigrants with regard to the procedures prescribed under the Emigration Act, 1983. The Protectors of Emigrants shall carry out the functions of accorded to them the Emigration Act, 1983 under the general superintendence and control of the Protector General of Emigrants. The powers of the Protector General are as follows:

  • To offer protection and advice to all prospective emigrants and emigrants.
  • To supervise all the provisions of the Act and also of the rules made to ensure that the provisions are adhered to.
  • Inspect, to an extent and in a manner as may be prescribed-any emigrant conveyance, or any other conveyance if he has reason to believe that any intending emigrant or emigrants are proceeding from, or returning to, India to or from a place outside India by such other conveyance.
  • Find out about the treatment of emigrants by their employers while on their journey to, and during their period of their residence in that particular country and also during period of their return journey to India and make a report to an authority responsible.
  • Offer advice and help to emigrants who have returned to India as much as possible.

Recommended: Recruitment & Manpower agency in India

Reference: Minister of overseas Indian affairs