Overseas Manpower Corporation Ltd

(A Government of Tamilnadu Undertaking)

CHAPTER: I

PARTICULARS OF ORGANISATION, FUNCTION AND DUTIES:

Organisation

Overseas Manpower Corporation Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 on 30.11.1978 as a Limited Company. This is a Tamilnadu Government owned Corporation set up with the sole aim of supplying Indian manpower to employers/establishments/organisations in Foreign Countries. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors.

Chairman

Thiru. Sunil Paliwal, I.A.S.,
Principal Secretary to Government. Labour & Employment Department

Managing Director

Thiru. Sunil Paliwal, I.A.S.,

Directors

1 DIRECTOR (Finance)

Thiru H. KRISHNAN UNNI, I.A.S.,
Deputy Secretary to Government,
Finance Department.

2 DIRECTOR

Tmt. S. Amirtha Jothi, I.A.S.,
Deputy Secretary to Government,
Labour and Employment Department.

This Corporation has a Liaison office at New Delhi with a part-time Liaison Assistant, at New Delhi to look after the liaison formalities at the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Medical Recruitment Attache of Ministry of Health, Royal Saudi Arabia and other Foreign Missions located at New Delhi. This Corporation has no other branch office except the above said liaison office.

Function

This Corporation is functioning as Recruiting Agent, Sole Agent to New India Assurance to issue Accident-cum-Health Insurance policies under Social Security Schemes to Non Resident Tamils. Arranging visa stamping on passport, conducting coaching classes for Staff Nurses and others for Overseas employment and conducting Induction course to candidates leaving for employment in Malaysia are some of the other functions of the Corporation.

Recruitment

The Corporation registers the candidates who seek overseas employment for which it issues printed application. On receipt of filled in application, the qualification, experience, licence etc., are checked and codified according to the occupation and their names ae enrolled in a computerized Data Bank maintained by the Corporation. The Corporation canvasses overseas employment vacancies through various sources. Once the demand for vacancy is received from an overseas employer, it is the duty of the Corporation to check the creditability of the employer and the terms and conditions of employment. If found satisfactory, the Corporation selects suitable candidates from the Data Bank and subjects their candidature before employer for an interview. It supports the employer to conduct Trade Test and personal interview in India and extend all secretarial service to the employers to select the right type of candidates suitable for the vacancy.

Authentication of Educational Certificates

The persons selected for overseas jobs in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, U.A.E etc., are required to submit their educational certificates to their employers duly authenticated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of External Affairs. The Government of India, have delegated these powers to State Governments. The Government of Tamilnadu in their G.O.Ms.No. 96, School Education Department Department, dated: 25.5.2006, authorised the following officials to authenticate the educational qualifications of persons going abroad for employment/higher studies.

1. Upto 9th Std

Joint Director (School Education) O/o. Directorate of School Education, Chennai:6

2. 10th std and 12th std

Director of Government Examinations,Chennai: 600 006.

3. Degree Certificate

Controller of Examination of the respective University.

4. Polytechnic certificates

Director of Technical Education, Chennai:600 025

5. I.T.I certificates

Director of Employment & Training,Chennai: 600 032.

6. Para Medical Certificates

Director of Medical Education,Chennai: 600 010.

This Corporation, appointed as a Nodal Agency by the Government, receives applications from the individual, obtains authentication from the educational authorities and hands over the certificate to applicants. This procedure has been temporarily suspended as the Government of India desired that one or two officers from the Secretariat Department of Education should be authorised to authenticate in place of large number of officers already nominated.

Social Security Scheme for Non Resident Tamils

The Government of Tamilnadu has formulated a scheme, namely Social Security Scheme for Non Resident Tamils to provide accident and hospitalization insurance covers to the Non Resident Tamils and their families for a period of five years against one-time payment of affordable premium. The Scheme is implemented by the Corporation in association with the New India Assurance Co.Ltd.

Coaching classes for Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The Corporation in association with Anna Institute of Management launched the CGFNS course for Staff Nurses. This course needs to be completed by the Graduate and Diploma Nurses along with International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for seeking employment in UK, USA and other European countries. During the first batch, 61 Staff Nurse underwent training course which ended on 1.3.2006. The Corporation conducted second batch of CGFNS and IELTS Training course on 06.09.2006 and trained 40 nurses