According to the provisions of The Emigration Act, 1983, ‘Emigrate’ and ‘Emigration’ mean the departure out of India, of any person with a view to taking up any employment (whether or not under an agreement or other arrangements to take up such employment and whether with or without the assistance of recruiting agent or employer) in any country or place outside India. By virtue of this Act, the Central Government is empowered to appoint a Protector General of Emigrants and such number of Protectors of Emigrants as it thinks fit. The Central Government may fix the territorial jurisdiction of Protector of Emigrants. The Protectors of Emigrants so appointed will perform the functions under the general superintendence and control of the Protector General of Emigrants. The Act prescribes some general duties of Protectors of Emigrants in addition to the special duties assigned to him by or under this Act.