Online system to make foreign job systematic

By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, June 27:
Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said that an online system would be implemented in all the diplomatic missions, the Department of Foreign Employment, manpower agencies and concerned companies in the next 20 days to make foreign employment systematic.
He said this while responding to queries raised by lawmakers during the discussion on the Appropriation Bill on Wednesday, Minister Bista said that the online system would be effective in curbing cheating and anomalies seen in the foreign employment sector.
He said necessary revision of the laws had reached the final phase in order to make foreign employment safe, reliable and dignified and also declared that at least 100,000 people would get employment in the country within the next year.
Similarly, replying to the questions and queries raised by the lawmakers during the budget discussion in the House of Representatives, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit said that development plans were formulated based on the constitutional provisions and the commitments made by the ruling parties before the people during the elections.
“The ministry has been more focussed on making the public administration responsible to the people,” minister Pandit said.
He added that a survey had been completed to find out the required number of employees at the centre, province and local levels, and employee adjustment works had already begun.
“Federalism is a new practice in the context of Nepal, and the government has the policy of adjusting with this system through a learning process.”
Similarly, Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Ishtiyak Rai said that the river cleaning drive was continuing in the Kathmandu Valley.
Responding to the lawmakers’ queries related to his ministry, Rai also said that the government would act tough against those releasing their drains from the houses directly into the rivers.
He added that an integrated urban plan was being implemented in 150 municipalities of the country by incorporating programmes under the federal government and that cities were being developed into mega cities and smart cities.
The Minister for Urban Development shared that the construction of the federal parliament building was underway.
Likewise, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Sher Bahadur Tamang said that the government had accorded high priority to the conservation of the wetlands, community forests and the Chure range, and to the management of agricultural forests as well.
Speaking in the parliament on behalf of Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Tamang said that the government had the policy of setting up industries based on forest products, adding emphasis has been given to environmental conservation through the Clean Environment Mega Campaign.
The minister also expressed the commitment to stopping the encroachment of forests and to the sustainable development of forests as well as reducing the adverse impact of climate change.
Similarly, Minister for Education, Science and technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel said that budget had been allocated for imparting skill trainings to 80,000 people this year.
Stating that the budget was also allocated for the establishment of schools in seven provinces for differently-abled students, Pokharel maintained that the feasibility study for the creation of engineering colleges in the seven provinces had been accorded top priority.

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