KATHMANDU, June 3: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha has said the government will embrace a zero tolerance policy against frauds taking place in the name of foreign employment.
KATHMANDU, May 7: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has filed cases against a number of individuals and consultancies which have been found embezzling large amounts of money from foreign job aspirants.
KATHMANDU, April 26: A team led by Labor, Employment and Social Security Minister Krishna Kumar Shrestha is going to Malaysia on Wednesday. According to the ministry, the minister is going there on a four-day visit to Malaysia at the invitation of Malaysia's Human Resources Minister Sarvanan Murugan.
KATHMANDU, April 13: Ambassador of South Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha at the ministry in Singha Durbar.
KATHMANDU, March 12: More than 200,000 Nepali citizens have gone abroad in search of jobs in the first seven months of the current fiscal year beginning mid-July. The number of Nepalis seeking final labor permits (institutional and individual-new and legalized) for foreign employment has increased significantly.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government will provide free RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 to all Nepali nationals going for foreign employment. The Ministry of Health and Population has made a ministerial decision to provide free RT-PCR testing to the migrant workers.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha has directed the Department of Foreign Employment to address the grievances of the victims of foreign employment in a timely manner.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security has established a call center and foreign employment complaints hearing room at its office. Inaugurating the call center, Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha expressed his commitment to bring any organization or individual who tries to leave any Nepali citizen stranded during foreign employment under the ambit of action as per the prevailing law and give justice to the victims.
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.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The statistics of the National Census 2021 report shows that the number of women migrating to foreign countries in the past decade has increased by 71 percent. The report indicates that the development of information and technology is a major factor behind it.
Doti, Dec 13: Many people go to India for work from various districts of the Far Western Province every year. However, the number of them going missing there has increased over the years and it has become a matter of concern.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The government is trying to find an alternative to the ‘free visa, free ticket’ system for foreign employment, saying neither the government nor those going abroad has been able to benefit from the system.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha has said that the government is in the process to introduce a program to ensure reintegration of those returning home from abroad in society.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The government has said it is initiating a process to send 10,000 nurses to the United Kingdom amid growing concerns about alternative employment opportunities in countries other than the Gulf and Malaysia.
In South Korea, unlike other countries, employers pay migrant workers equal to Korean workers. On average, per month, Nepali workers earn 1500 to 2200 USD. In 2020, at minimum, their earnings grossed 8590 Won (roughly 7.5 USD) per hour for 40 hours a week. In 2021, the hourly minimum wage has already been increased to 8720 Won. During additional hours and holidays, workers receive even higher wages.
KATHMANDU, August 5: The bodies of 24 Nepalis who died in Malaysia during employment were brought to Nepal a week ago. The bodies had been stranded in Malaysia for some time due to the limited regular flights following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foreign Employment Board has stated that the bodies were brought after a wide body aircraft was sent for the purpose.
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Bheri Overseas Manpower has been found to have swindled youths out of Rs 300 million, promising them lucrative jobs abroad. The manpower has run a fraudulent business by luring more than 150 people claiming to send them to various European countries and Afghanistan.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Although the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic is being minimized in different destination countries, the Nepali embassies there have not shown any proactive interest in verifying the demand letters which has created problems for those trying to go for foreign employment. Foreign employment has become a means of earning for the unemployed while the country is unable to create employment for its youth.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: It is not a new thing for the manpower companies to charge the youths going for foreign employment more than the prescribed fees. The government has implemented a rule that states that manpower companies are not allowed to charge more than Rs 10,000 to the workers going to the Gulf countries and Malaysia.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 14,753 individuals received permission for foreign employment in the Nepali month of Paush (mid-December to mid-January). This is the largest number in a month’s time since the coronavirus hit the country.
KATHMANDU, July 23: Kumud Khanal’s manpower business came to a screeching halt five months ago, thanks to the corona pandemic. He has no money even for daily expenses, let alone for payment for staff and other business costs. Khanal says that he is in a dire situation, and this actually reflects the scenario of the entire manpower business.
KATHMANDU, July 8: A group of Nepali workers, who were earlier selected under the Employment Permit System (EPS) system by the South Korean government, staged a demonstration at Maitighar in the capital on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 8: Over 300 manpower companies are unlikely to have their licenses renewed as they have failed to send at least 100 Nepali migrant workers out of the country in a year as per the government’s requirement for license renewal.
KATHMANDU, March 9: Police have arrested a fraudster for allegedly swindling some 60 persons out of more than Rs 25 million by showing them false hopes of finding attractive jobs in two countries – Kuwait and Malta.
KATHMANDU, March 7: The number of Nepali workers going abroad in search of foreign employment has sharply declined in recent weeks after the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China and its rapid spread in different parts of the world. Foreign employment officials estimate the number of outbound migrant workers has declined by 75 percent.
It’s unfortunate that a larger number of people are cheated by agents, often associated with foreign employment agencies, in the name of foreign employment in Nepal. There is a consistent pattern. People are offered well-paying jobs in destinations such as Dubai, Japan, Korea even the United States. In return, they demand huge money, often in millions, as fee to enable their entry in those destinations.
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Amrita Dhakal, 32, of Saurapana, Gorkha could have been a successful entrepreneur today if only she had not dreamt of going to Japan and earning Rs 300,000 a month. Giving in to this lofty dream, she fell victim to a fraudster and she ended up selling off her clothing store, which was bringing her a steady income.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: National Human Rights Commission has stated that Nepali youths going abroad in search of job opportunities get very little information about the nature of their jobs prior to their departure.
More people are on the move now than ever before. They migrate for several reasons related to work, family and study. According to International Organization for Migration, there were around 272 million international migrants in the world in 2019, which equates to 3.5 percent of the global population.
KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Malaysia has sought around 31,000 Nepali workers since Nepal lifted travel restriction on its citizens from travelling to the South East Asian country for employment around two months ago.