As per the Emigration Act, 1983 all the recruiting agencies which are sending uneducated laborers to foreign countries, specially to Gulf region, should compulsorily register themselves with Vigilance Cell headed by Deputy Commissioner of each District. More than 3000 laborers go abroad every year through Overseas Recruiting Agencies (ORA). Unfortunately, not even a single Overseas Recruiting Agency in Karnataka is registered according to the official website of Ministry of External affairs. Further, not even a single Vigilance Cell is effectively functioning in any of the District.” Said Dr. Ravindranath Shanbhag, the President of Human Rights Protection Foundation, Udupi in a Workshop organized by Udupi District NRI Welfare Committee. The Workshop was organized for aspirants willing to go overseas looking for job, the general public, law faculties and students of Vaikunta Baliga College of Law and general public. Assistant Commissioner, and Convener of NRI Welfare comittee Shri T. Bhoobalan presided over the program.

Problems faced by the uneducated/Unskilled labourers in the Gulf.