Issuing work permit online comes into operation from today
December 18, 2016 04:50 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The online system through which aspiring migrant workers will obtain work permit has come into operation from today as Minister for Labor and Employment Surya Man Gurung inaugurated the system amid a program in the Capital today.
The system was inaugurated coinciding with the International Migrants Day.
The digital system will rid the hassles of Nepalis going for foreign employment of standing in a long queue to obtain work permit from the Department of Foreign Employment.
In this process, respective manpower companies should open their personal online accounts and have their user names and passwords, of which they have to inform the department.
After assessing details of a Nepali going for foreign employment, the department will grant work permit subsequently.
Pre-work permit will be issued online from today while final-work permit from the next week.
Meanwhile speaking at the event, Minister Gurung said he was happy to have seen the system come into operation after long efforts. He also expressed hope that the system would make foreign employment safe and decent.
Likewise, State Minister for Labor and Employment Dilip Gachchhadar thanked Switzerland Government for providing aid for launching the system.
Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Jorg Giovanni Frieden said his country has been helping in employment sectors of Nepal while pledging to continue it in the days to come. RSS