Systemic reforms necessary for increasing remittance: Labor Minister

Published On: February 11, 2022 12:13 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha has said that the government is committed to making foreign employment safe and more fruitful.

He said so while addressing a meeting of the Development Problems Resolution Committee at the Ministry on Thursday. On the occasion, Minister Shrestha stressed exploring the labor market in the developed countries and increasing the secured and beneficial foreign employment opportunities.

He said the remittance inflow could be increased by two-folds if we could enhance the skills of Nepali workers in line with the demand and requirements of the major destination countries.

Reiterating the need for systemic reforms for boosting remittance which is highly valuable for the country’s economy and people’s livelihoods, the labor minister called for reforms to the labor supply process.

He also directed the ministry employees to work seriously for improving the physical and financial progress of the projects under the ministry.

National Planning Commission (NPC) member Dr Ram Kumar Phuyal stressed bringing in remittance through formal channels and encouraging its investment in the productive sectors.

Ministry’s Secretary Ek Narayan Aryal said the regular monitoring, complaints hearing and rescue have been made more effective.

It was shared on the occasion that 97.8 per cent of the complaints and grievances received at the Call Center, Hello Government and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) have been cleared. It is said 2.2 per cent of these complaints and grievances were in the process of being cleared.


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