Online measure to monitor pre-departure orientation

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Feb 12, 2015-

The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has introduced ‘automation system’ to monitor the attendance of outbound migrant workers at the pre-departure centres.

 Under the system, the orientation centres in the Capital will make daily online update of workers attending the orientation class before visiting the employment destinations. With the new system in place, every person who are preparing to fly abroad for employment must compulsorily take the two-day orientation class.

Officials said the automation system was introduced to curb the growing use of forged orientation certificates.

DoFE has come across hundreds of fake orientation certificates in the past.

Many workers do not attend the orientation class, as the recruiting agencies and private orientation centres have been found selling the certificates.

DoFE has said that it will take action against those who do not follow the new system.

“We urge all orientation centres follow the new system. The centres found in violation of the system will be penalised,” DoFE said in a statement on Thursday.

DoFE Spokesperson Badri Karki said that his office has come across widespread practice of seeking certificates without running the compulsory class.

Similarly, many orientation centres in Kathmandu Valley were found short of trained teachers and prerequisites required to provide the orientation.

Pre-departure orientation offers information to workers about the culture, laws and custom of the work destinations.

Published: 13-02-2015 09:09

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