Government suspends labour permits for time-being

March 3, 2020 | Investopaper

The government has suspended issuing labor permits for overseas employment for the time being.

It is said the government took this decision as the coronavirus (Covid-19) which broke out from China has spread globally.

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Rameshwor Raya Yadav said the issuing of labor permit has been suspended for the present until the fear of Covid-19 subsided. He added that Nepali workers are not to be supplied to countries that are at risk of Covid-19 infection in the context of the government’s directives not to go abroad except for emergency works.

“The government has urged all not to travel abroad except for emergency and the Supreme Court has also ordered a suspension of flights to the coronavirus affected countries. For this reason, we have for sure suspended issuing labor permit for some time,” he said, adding that issuing labor permits would be resumed once the coronavirus terror subsided.

The government had announced that it was not issuing permits also to the students going abroad study, for the time being, calling on all not to travel abroad for study, visit and entertainment purposes except for an emergency. It had also appealed to those going for foreign employment not to go save for very urgent purpose.


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