KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government is to begin providing labour permit from Surkhet, the capital of Karnali province from today.
The Labour and Employment Office of the Province will provide the permit and will also monitor and regulate the foreign employment agencies and training and orientation service providers, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.
The service has already begun in Province no. 2, in Province no. 5 and Gandaki province. The service will begin in other provinces soon.
Prior to this, the migrant workers from Karnali too had to travel all the way to the capital Kathmandu to get the labour permit.