House committee agrees on representation of labor organization in SEZ Authority

Published On: March 5, 2019 04:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Industry, Commerce, Labor and Consumers Welfare Committee under the House of Representatives, has agreed for representation of Labor organization in the Board of Directors of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Authority. 

Today's meeting of the Committee agreed for the representation in the Board of Directors of SEZ Authority at the recommendation of the Joint Trade Union Federation. The meeting also decided that industries to be established in SEZ should export 60 percent of their production. 

As per the SEZ Act, there should be the representation of different ministries and four organizations related to entrepreneurs in the Board of Directors of SEZ Authority. 

During the meeting, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Yadav, expressed the view that it would be better if there was the representation of a woman in the Board of Directors of SEZ Authority. 
Similarly, lawmaker Binda Pandey said that there should be a representation of two persons (a man and a woman) from the trade union. 
Likewise, Secretary at the Ministry, Yam Kumari Khatiwada, briefed the meeting about the relevance of the amendment to the act. 
Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bishnu Regmi, said that representation from labor organization was not necessary as SEZ Authority is the regulating body and it would carry out only policy-level work. 

Committee President Bimal Prasad Shreevastav said that the meeting decided for the representation of a person from labor organization as the discussion was held time and again on this issue and as it was also proposed by Minister Yadav. RSS

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