Govt told to probe fraud cases in foreign job sector

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 25, 2016-

The International Affairs and Labour Committee of Parliament has directed the government to take action against those involved in foreign employment related frauds. 

The committee on Thursday summoned government ministers and high level officials and expressed a serious concern over increasing cases of fraud in foreign employment sector.

Committee Chairman Prabhu Shah said they decided to draw attention of the government after receiving many complaints related to foreign employment frauds.

“We have been receiving an increasing number of complaints. Some manpower agencies, especially those sending workers to Malaysia, may be complicit in the fraud cases,” said Shah.

The committee says the government is not doing enough to safeguard the rights and welfare of Nepali migrants despite their huge contribution in the economy. It has asked the government to make necessary changes on foreign employment related policies and regulations to make the hiring system more transparent and ethical.

Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who was also present in the meeting, vowed to investigate into the cases of fraud and exploitation of workers both at home and work destinations, including Malaysia. Inspector General of Nepal Police Upendrakanta Aryal said the police will assist in the investigation process and bring the guilty parties to justice.

Published: 25-11-2016 08:17

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