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Overseas Employment Cell

Foreign Employment activities of Department of Employment Generation & Training,

Govt. of Punjab

                        In order to provide information about Foreign Employment opportunities available, Education facilities abroad, Training and Education Scholarships for foreign employment, Government of Punjab created Foreign Employment Information and Training Centre in the Department of Employment in 1971 which was headed by District Employment Officer. It had following objectives:-


  •  To register candidates having valid passport;
  • To guide such registered candidates regarding opportunities for employment in the foreign countries, education/ training and scholarship etc.;
  • To collect and compile literature regarding foreign employment and education and training scholarship in the foreign countries;
  • To sponsor/ inform unemployed registered candidates regarding advertised employment opportunities by travel agents, DGET and newspaper etc.


                        With these objectives in view, Foreign Employment Information and Training Centre worked upto 1992 when State Govt. taking cue from Tamilnadu and Kerala Govt. got Travel Agent licence for this Centre. The new setup started working in 1994 and continued till 1998 when Overseas Employment Cell was created, travel agent licence was surrendered. To further strengthen its working, a society styled as Punjab State Council for Employment & Training was formed.


                        Overseas Employment Cell worked through its website www.overseaspunjab.com which at present is defunct and will not be able to cope with the present requirements. This council is charging Rs.500/- (Rs.200/- for reserved categories) as registration fees besides the Rs.50/- charges for the application form. Renewal charges per year is Rs.150/- (Rs.75/- for reserved categories). Overseas employment cell has about 9500 candidates registered with it. This Cell has helped in placing 302 candidates in foreign countries upto 2007.


                        With the formation of new Govt. in the State in 2007 a new department of Employment Generation & Training has been created with following special functions:-


  • To improve the employability of Punjab Youth to make him employable and globally competitive;
  • Creation of a Human Resource Portal (web portal) of Punjab to create data base of jobs, accept on-line registration, availability of skills and sharing of best practices among Industrial Training Institutes in Punjab.
  • Get Developed/ designed/ Borrow the Curricula and course material on outsourcing basis or with in-house expertise wherever possible.
  • Arrange/ tie-up/ organise Training, testing and certification,
  • Arrange/ tie-up/ organise the soft skills training. Basic contents of soft skills training include English and Communication Skills, Basic IT/ computer skills, Customer care/ Handling Skills.
  • Arrange/ tie-up/ organise the Examination and Certifications of skills and competencies of both, formally and non-formally trained persons.
  • Arrange/ tie-up/ organise opening of new Vocational institutions in emerging trades on Franchise Model.
  • To assist Punjab youth in honourable placement in job/ business/as an entrepreneur abroad.
  • To Sign MOUs with foreign employers and registered recruiting agents to facilitate legal job placements of Punjab Youth.
  • To establish liaison with foreign employers and their representatives in India and Abroad.
  • To maintain liaison with embassies of foreign countries in India and Indian Embassies/High Commissions in foreign countries so as to ensure flow of vacancies.
  • To conduct job surveys in foreign countries
  • To arrange Pre-departure-cum-orientation training for desirous candidates.
    To obtain license as a Registered Recruiting Agent so that arrangements for emigration of selected candidates may be made.
  • To make efforts to get Director of Employment declared as POE for the region so that emigration may be regulated by linking it to the candidates getting job offers.
  • To collect and disseminate information on emigration rules of India and immigration rules of other countries and provide all necessary assistance for immigration.

                            To achieve the above objectives a new high powered society styled as Punjab State Council for Employment Generation & Training Punjab under the patronage of Hon’ble Chief Minister Punjab has been registered and new Foreign Employment & Training Bureau has been created with in the ambits of this Society.

               Punjab State Council for Employment Generation & Training (PSCEG&T) ...MoA