Labour Ministry begins discussion on labour migration policy


KATHMANDU, JANUARY 18: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has held a discussion program with experts and stakeholders on the initial draft of the labour migration policy. During the discussion programme held yesterday, Labour Minister Sharat Singh Bhandari informed that the government was for a policy on labour migration in order to make domestic and foreign employment dignified.

The policy is also essential for promoting and incorporating labour issues in the forthcoming five-year plan and making systematic this sector, he added. Secretary Kewal Prasad Bhandari said the draft would be amended based on the suggestions garnered by the task force. The Ministry is effortful to ensure health and social security as major agenda in the labour migration policy.

The stakeholders and experts furnished suggestions during the programme. The government had formed a task force under the coordination of labour expert Dr. Ganesh Gurung to draft the labour migration policy. The taskforce has begun discussion on the draft policy.