Panels formed to govern foreign, domestic labor market – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 English daily newspaper
Panels formed to govern foreign, domestic labor market – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 English daily newspaper

Panels formed to govern foreign, domestic labor market – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No. 1 English daily newspaper

KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 23

The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security has formed various task forces and discussion committees to manage foreign employment and the domestic labor market.

Labor Minister Krishna Kumar Shrestha made up six task forces and committees to manage foreign employment and the domestic labor market.

A five-member committee has been formed under the coordination of the ministry’s head of the employment management department in an effort to bring timely reforms to the Foreign Employment Act, 2007, to make foreign employment more secure, managed and dignified.

The task force will present a final draft to be submitted to the government by holding a stakeholder consultation and obtaining official views from the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Likewise, a task force of six people has been formed to develop a guideline regarding the formation and mobilization of workers’ share groups. The concept of cooperation has been brought about for the welfare of workers and their families as well as to ensure social security and protection of workers.

The ministry has also set up a task force of five people to carry out a study on the integration of family members into workers in foreign employment in the health insurance program.

Likewise, a conversation team of seven people has been set up to represent a joint working group to send workers to Israel in the construction sector. Israel has formed a dialogue team for bilateral talks and discussions on the same.

Similarly, the ministry has formed a five-man task force to conduct a study of the deployment of seasonal labor to South Korea.

At a discussion held yesterday in the ministry, heads of local governments had inquired about the measures taken to send the youth of the municipalities that have sisterhood to South Korea to the country.

A version of this article will be published in print on February 24, 2022 by The Himalayan Times.

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