KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha has said that the government will take action against the foreign employment entrepreneurs who leave Nepali citizens stranded abroad on visit visa.
Minister Shrestha said this during a discussion at the Ministry on Thursday with those who arrived in Nepal after being stranded in the UAE on a visit visa. He said that the government has formed a team of marshals comprising an Under Secretary of the Ministry and a Deputy Superintendent of Police of CIB to save them from the trap of middlemen and manpower companies.
Minister Shrestha said that the middlemen who led Nepalis to be stranded in the UAE on visit visas should not be pardoned. He said that Nepalis going abroad should also understand about the company and work before leaving. He said that a grievance center would be set up at the ministry from next Sunday to provide 24-hour service.
Similarly, the victims said that they had been hoping to get jobs for a month, but they did not and returned. They complained that they did not get any employment even though the middlemen had promised them to be employed and would get attractive remuneration.
The victims said that even though going to the UAE for work on a visit visa was their fault, they were the victims of unemployment here in Nepal. The victims complained that the Nepali embassy there did not provide any assistance.
The victims were forced to go on visit visas due to poor financial resources and greed for lucrative jobs, but they also complained middlemen took their passports and even a thousand dollars at the Dubai airport.