Last Modified on : 19/11/2009
DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT,HARYANA
In order to cater to the growing demands for skilled and unskilled Labour,
technicians, IT professionals, engineers and doctors in foreign countries, especially in the
Gulf. It was decided by the Government of Haryana to set up an Overseas Placement
Bureau in the Department of Employment. Hon’ble Chief Minister, Haryana announced the
launching of Overseas Placement Bureau on 1-July-2006 at Sonepat. This Bureau
functions under the aegis of a Society, Haryana Overseas Placement Assistance Society
(HOPAS), with its registered office at Panchkula. This Society has been promoted by the
Govt. of Haryana with the prime objective of assisting the youth of the State in overseas
employment and has been registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The
Society has obtained the Certificate of Registration as a Recruiting Agent, under The
Emigration Act, 1983, from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs for overseas placements.
For the functioning of this Society, an Overseas Placement Committee with delegated
authority of the Government was constituted on 5.10.2005, which is competent to exercise
all powers on behalf of the Government in this regard. The committee approved the
constitution of the Society. The services rendered by this Society are available at the
website www.opbharyana.com and www.haryanajobs.in. All the services being provided
by the Bureau are free of any charges.
The office of the Overseas Placement Bureau (OPB) has been set up at
SCO-6, Sector-5, Panchkula on 17th of January, 2007.
Ever since its inception, the Overseas Placement Bureau has placed 86
applicants in the Middle East. The Bureau received 3190 different type of vacancies from
Canada and 70 vacancies of Physiotherapists for the USA through its Consultants.
The process for the selection of the candidate is going on. The vacancies received from
Canada are the projected vacancies for the next three years. Because of the international
recession the recruitment process in Canada is very slow. Selection of 16 candidates in
Canada is in progress and they shall probably be getting visa in the near future.
Apart from placement, the Bureau sends students abroad for further / higher
studies. So far the Bureau has sent 96 students to different countries for further / higher
studies. For sending candidates to USA, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, UK, Canada,
Cyprus & New Zealand, seminars are being conducted in the various cities of the state.
Overseas Placement Bureau organized an Overseas Education Fair at Karnal wherein
various Universities / Colleges from many countries put up their stalls and provided spot
admissions. Institution providing training for IELTS etc. and various Banks were also
present there for providing the Loan Facilities to the aspirant students.
For placing nurses in the USA, the Bureau has signed an MOU with Modi
HealthCare Placement India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi and has setup Training Centers at
Panchkula, Karnal, Rohtak and Faridabad. After providing the training in IELTS and
NCLEX the Bureau helps them in placing in the reputed Hospitals in the USA. So far 10
candidates appeared for the NCLEX exam., and 8 of them have qualified this exam. Their
interviews are expected in the near future.
For creating general awareness amongst the public, the Bureau conducted seminars
at various places in the State, wherein the elected representative to various civic bodies
were invited. More such seminars are proposed to be held in other cities of the State.
Through the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and International
Organization for Migration (IOM), the Bureau shall be getting a “Pilot Project” for sending
1000 Farm Workers to Italy through the Italian Government. The formal agreement for that
is expected to be signed in near future. Then-after the Italian Government would send the
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has signed an MOU with the UAE for
sending Construction, Hospitality and Health Workers to the UAE after providing them
necessary training. For providing this training the Ministry has further signed MOUs with
CII, City & Guilds, ASSOCHAM, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
These agencies set the standards for the training and design the training modules
accordingly. In the last meeting of the “CORE GROUP” for this purpose, held on
12.05.2009, in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, under the Chairmanship of Joint
Secretary of the Ministry, the Government of Haryana was also invited as an observer. It
was decided to train and send 1500 Health Workers to UAE from the State of Haryana.
This project is expected to start soon.
The Bureau had a meeting in the Royal Denmark Embassy regarding
recruitment of Doctors and Health Care Workers in Denmark from Haryana. They have
forwarded the proposal to Denmark for the formal approval. On getting this approval they
would send the standards for the training to be provided to these candidates for their
onward submission to Denmark.