Dear all after reading through most of the threads here i understood the reason for pending EP is due to many aspects including the verification time, Agency/Employer's formality compliance, etc.
I respect that the through screening of the certificates is mandatory to avoid any issues with fraudulent, but if the delay is due to the agencies like they are not supporting Singaporean Core development, how come a foreign employee who applied via online knows about the agencies. From recent news on the policy changes i got to know that many agencies are put on watchlist for recruiting only foreign employees (which is obviously wrong). But as an employee if i could know about the agencies that does such so i can avoid any such agencies which are in watchlist, would be a wonderful thing (i know this is my wish and need not to be fulfilled by Singapore Government, but just saying).
I was an EP holder who was in Singapore for short duration for an onsite assignment from my Indian Company, I cancelled my EP on April mid and later was approached with an Singapore offer by an Agency for a reputed MNC in singapore they applied EP on May 31st and it is still pending.
My last EP was approved in less than one week time and i hope the verification of certificates would have been done last time itself, however i seriously doubt that current delay is due to My employer rather than myself, as they always inform that no pass after May is being approved for them.
If there is any information on the employers who are on watchlist due to their non-compliance then it would help any people who want to apply in future, to know if they are taking a right step or wrong.