Punjab government on Friday extended registration date for Travel Agents till December 31, 2013 under the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act from the earlier of date November 30, 2013.
The Principal Secretary, Home S D.S. Bains said that directions have been issued to keep a tab on the illegal activities of many unscrupulous Travel Agents working unregistered, exploiting many innocent people of the state. To prevent these ongoing mal-practices, the state government has passed the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act with a view to checking and curbing their illegal/fraudulent activities and malpractices.
“Under the Act, Travel Agents or Emigration Consultants or Ticketing Agents have got to be registered,” he said, adding that the Act and Rules framed have been uploaded on the website www.punjabgovt.gov.in. He also asked the DCS to ensure that each license would have to bear a unique number to be quoted by the licensees.