The North East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) on Wednesday appealed to all the chief ministers of the Northeastern states of India to take up actions against scams related to jobs and educational opportunities in major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Due to the rise in the unemployment rate in Northeast states, many youths search for job opportunities in major cities and often fall prey to scams, NEFIS stated in a release.
Scammers posing as recruitment agents lure the youths, especially women and students who are desperate for jobs, with promises of lucrative jobs, NEFIS stated.
NEFIS further stated that these fake agents charge hefty sums of money by making false promises of providing job opportunities.
There have been reports wherein women employed in spas and beauty parlours in metropolitan cities have been sexually assaulted and harassed, and in some cases forced into prostitution, it mentioned.
NEFIS further stated that such fraudulent activities can be witnessed regarding admission to educational institutions, in which students and their families are duped by the scammers, demanding huge sums of money to ensure admission to institutions.
In most cases, the students are compelled to enrol in sub-par institutions, it stated.
NEFIS further alleged that these longstanding educational and unemployment problems can be attributed to the chronic negligence on the part of the various successive state and central governments. It appealed for immediate intervention of the government on the issue.
It also mentioned that a memorandum was sent to the chief ministers of Northeastern states of India, appealing for the appointment of a special investigation team to probe into such frauds and scams.
It demanded the government to create more public sector jobs and develop the educational establishment in the region.