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Nepal fines 108 illegal foreign workers

2014-01-20 19:11:00  来源: 【返回列表】

KATHMANDU, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's labor regulatory agency has fined 108 foreign workers a total of 1.3 million Nepalese rupee (10,300 U.S. dollars) for working without permit, officials said on Sunday.

     Even though Nepal's labor law compels foreign nationals working in Nepal to get work permit from the Department of Labor ( DoL), majority of them are found to bypass the law.

     The Clause 4 (a) of Labor Act 1991 makes it mandatory for foreigners to receive work permit before applying for jobs in Nepal. According to the Act, Nepali organizations can hire foreign workers in technical posts for a maximum of five years on the recommendations of concerned labor offices only if Nepali workers are unavailable for the posts.

     "Due to the ignorance of foreign workers to abide by our law, we had conducted monitoring to track the rule breakers," Krishna Hari Puskar, director general at DoL told Xinhua.

     "After imposing fine upon them, the foreign workers have also been provided with work permit," added Puskar.

     Earlier on January 12, the Nepali government has announced that it will heighten vigilance over foreign nationals working in the Himalayan country without work permit.

     To check the unnecessary flow of foreign nationals (except for tourists) in the country, Nepal's Ministry of Labor and Employment and Department of Labor on Sunday asked all foreign nationals to receive a labor permit within 90 days.

     According to the announcement, any foreigner approaching to get the work permit during the grace period of 90 days will be exempted from dues including income tax, immigration fee and visa charge.