Prioritizing skills and trainings

August 26, 2019 13:27 pm

Nothing is perfect. The desire to achieve, if not perfect but even close to perfectness, is life’s unyielding truth. Everyone aspires and has goals, everyone starts from square one and sets upon a path to find what we truly want to achieve, the life that we so heartily desire.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has provided employment to nearly 175,909 people through 6,864 projects across the country run by various local units under the Prime Minister Employment Program in Fiscal Year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The District Court of Kathmandu has acquitted the operator of Malaysia VLN Nepal Ram Shrestha on the charge of overcharging Nepali for visa processing.

KATHMANDU, July 1: With an objective to identifying opportunities and gaps for employment creation and developing a dialogue-led consensus towards tackling pertinent labor and employment issues in Nepal, the government is hosting a two-day ‘National Labor and Employment Conference’ starting Sunday.

BHADRAPUR, June 21: The number of youths mobilized from 14 local levels for various activities under the Prime Minister Employment Programme has reached 2,753 in the district this year.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Nepali Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has urged the foreign employment agencies in Nepal not to send any Nepali workers to Saudi Arabia until they were ensured of minimum facilities as determined by the Government of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Korean Language Test under the Employment Permit System (EPS)  started on Saturday. The examination will conclude on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The government has rolled back its plan of employing all youths by Fiscal Year 2022/23, as per the recently announced budget and programs for Fiscal Year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has decided to implement the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) more effectively and in a result-oriented manner in FY2019/20.

ILAM, May 18: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista on Friday assured tea laborers of Ilam that they will be paid the minimum wage.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Former Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has urged the government to give high priority on poverty reduction and unemployment in the fiscal year budget.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed the need for diversification, industrialization, and modernization in the agriculture sector of Nepal.

Give job, more than law

March 31, 2019 01:05 am

“A man willing to work, and unable to find a work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun,” says Thomas Carlyle, a British historian and novelist.

The joy of returning home from Kalapahad

February 24, 2019 10:46 am

JUMLA, Feb 24: Bhim Prasad Dhital was feeling good on returning back to his village from Kalapahad. He had left for Kalapahad right after Dashain. Locals in Jumla go to various parts of India in search of employment and refer all those destinations collectively as Kalapahad.

Of chances and dances

February 15, 2019 09:17 am

I once had the rather unique experience of being an invigilator for the EPS-TOPIK exams conducted in Kathmandu. For those of you in the dark, the EPS TOPIK is the official language exams that you need to clear to be eligible for employment in South Korea. Over the two days that the exams were held, I met Nepalis – by the busload – from every geographical area or, as the politicians are often fond of saying, from Mechi to Mahakali. The busload point is rather important because these folks came from far-flung areas, not in trickles but in droves, in organized systematic fashion.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched its ambitious Prime Minister Employment Program, vowing to guarantee minimum employment of 100 days a year to all citizens. And for those who could not be provided the minimum employment, the government has promised a subsistence allowance. Based on the current minimum wage fixed by the government, this allowance will be around Rs 24,000 per year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The government is all set to commence the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) on Wednesday.

FEB 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

February 11, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government which has vowed to end forceful foreign employment within five years is in its final bid to announce the 'Prime Minister Employment Programme'.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government has given impetus to the process of signing memorandum of understanding (MoU) on employment for Nepali workers with Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

LONDON, Jan 28: British businesses implored politicians on Monday to stop quarrelling over Brexit and agree an orderly exit from the European Union, as some big firms set up emergency situations rooms to cope with the possible tumult of a no-deal divorce.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) has said that the 21-day deadline given earlier to civil servants to file online applications mentioning the adjustments of their choice in the three tiers of government won't be extended.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal and France dwelt on the matters meant for enhancing bilateral interests and mutual benefits through an exchange of employment opportunities.

More students opt for technical education

November 16, 2018 11:40 am

KHOTANG, Nov 16: The number of students joining the technical schools for technical and vocational education in Khotang district is on the rise of late, thanks to better employment prospects after the graduation in the technical subjects.

Colombo Process meeting begins

November 15, 2018 11:22 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The meeting of the Colombo Process is taking place in the capital to hold consultations on the common interests and concerns of the migrant workers and to discuss on international migration and work covenants.

Until six months ago, departure of Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia was unhindered, but the agonies, hurdles and pains of our potential and returnee migrant workers were beyond words. However, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ‘Recruitment, Employment and Repatriation of Workers’ signed on October 29 between the government of Nepal and the government of Malaysia will hopefully make things better for Nepali workers. Thanks to a dozen plus migrants-friendly points.

Nepal, Kuwait to discuss labor deal

October 13, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and Kuwait have expedited preparations to reach a formal labor agreement to benefit Nepali workers going there for employment.

MAKAWANPUR, Oct 11: Chief Minister of Province 3, Dormani Paudel, on Wednesday stressed on the importance of tourism sector for the prosperity of the nation.

Every day, more than 1750 passionate Nepali youths with extraordinary ideas leave the nation for foreign employment. TIA sees off many energetic youngsters with hopes of finding a better quality of life. If this trend continues, skilled manpower shortage in our country will peak even higher. Therefore, we have to improvise the system of education in Nepal, encouraging students to be job creators, rather than seekers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The meeting of the House of Representatives held today has approved the proposal seeking deliberations on the Bill on Right to Employment-2075 BS'.

IRELAND, Aug 31: Low-skilled migrants risk falling into slavery in post- Brexit Britain, where a dearth of European workers will tempt abusive bosses into a race to the bottom, experts have said.

Comprehensive Job Portal App launched

August 27, 2018 06:38 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The International Labour Organization and the Department of Labour and Occupational Safety jointly launched a smartphone application on public employment service centre amidst a special function in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the state should encourage creation of employment in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said that activities have been forwarded to make foreign employment reliable, systematic and safe.

SURKHET, July 2: As part of the 'Prosperous Birendranagar: One home, one woman employment' program, depending on the type of their jobs, women can get 50% loan without interest and 50% grant. For the first year of the program, the municipality has sanctioned a budget of Rs 18 million.

Himalaya College of Engineering organized a workshop entitled ‘Employment in ICT: Opportunities and Challenges’ at the Hotel Yak and Yeti on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has opened the subscription of the Foreign Employment Bond with an offer of   10 percent interest rate. Through the ‘Foreign Employment Bond 2080’ with the maturity period of five years, the central bank plans to collect Rs 250 million from the Nepalese workers who have been working abroad, nor resident Nepali or those who returned from the foreign employment. This is the third and last edition of the foreign employment bond that the central bank plans to issue in the current fiscal year -- FY2017/18 on behalf of the government.

Thirty Innovation Leaders have been chosen to work with Daayitwa for the YuwaAaja Campaign. According to the press statement released by Daayitwa, the organization aims to enhance the innovation and leadership capability of the youth to help them advocate for progressive social change and favorable policy reforms on youth employment issues in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) seemed positive towards Nepal request to support the "Prime Minister Employment Program".

370 people to be provided with training for 18 different jobs

KATHMANDU, May 8:  More than 1000 Nepali workers opt for foreign employment, according to a new report released by the Ministry of Labor and Employment-2018.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Council of Ministers has approved the 'inquisition guidelines' to minimize problems related to foreign employment.  The guidelines was presented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The SOS Children's Village has pledged to extend necessary support to the government in promoting youth employment.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The World Bank has said that Nepal must create 240,000 jobs a year to maintain its employment rate.

BAITADI, April 15: During the local elections held last year, the candidates in Baitadi district had made various promises, including a promise for employment opportunities at the local level.

CPN-UML Secretary Gokarna Bista had earned a lot of appreciation during his short stint as Minister for Energy in 2011. He is a Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security in K P Sharma Oli’s government

MYAGDI, March 30: Three sons of Dharmalal Rokkamagar and Lalmati of Malika Rural Municipality-2 of Myagdi had gone for foreign employment with the hopes of earning money and living a better life. However, all of them returned home in coffins within a decade.

MYAGDI, March 30: Three sons of Dharmalal Rokka and Lalmati of Malika Rural Municipality-2 of Myagdi district had gone for foreign employment with the hopes of earning money and living a better life. However, all of them returned home in coffins within a decade.

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Minister of Labor and Employment Gokarna Bista has said that the government is preparing to amend the foreign employment act.