ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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How Protected? SOMETIME back a language paper in Kerala carried an advertisement from a Bombay recruiting agent calling for applications for one thousand lady cultural artistes/entertainers to work at Osaka, Fukuyama and Tokyo. According to a story making the rounds in Kerala, a local official of the Protectorate of Emigrants sent a simple query to his boss in Delhi if the concerned agent had obtained the necessary authorisation and also if the model contract for the jobs of lady cultural artistes/entertainers had been duly approved by the government' of India. This simple query, it appears, put the cat among the pigeons and it was discovered that the agent, though a duty licensed one, had obtained no such authorisation. Nor had any model contract for the job been drawn up and approved.

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