Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Nepal as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Nepal: Parliamentary panel proposes giving citizenship to foreign woman married to Nepali man

A parliamentary proposal has been made to change the Citizenship Act in order to allow foreign women married to a Nepalese man to obtain naturalised citizenship …

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Nepal: Bilateral labour pact with Turkey

The Nepalese government is making slow progress towards the signing of a bilateral labour agreement with Turkey for the hiring of Nepali workers …

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Nepal: MoU on migrant workers

The Nepal government has just signed a revised labour agreement with the UAE that covers migrant worker benefits, pay, and other safeguards …

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Nepal: Government starts process of sending workers to Japan from April 2019

Under the newly signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Nepal and Japan, Nepalese blue-collar workers now will be able to apply for jobs in Japan using a new government-to-government recruitment model …

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Nepal: Government plans to ensure safer migration system

A new official “Global Compact on Migration” has been launched to ensure – via bilateral agreements and partnerships – that Nepali migrant workers are subject to international labour standards …

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Nepal: Labours irregularities

In a recent review carried out by the labour inspectorate not a signle factory in the country was found to be paying the national minimum wage of Rs13,450 (US$115 …

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Nepal: New bill seeks to guarantee employment

A draft law, The Right of Employment Bill, currently before parliament guarantees every citizen at least 100 days work per year at a basic rate of Rs13,450 (US$119) per month …

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Nepal: Workplace health and safety act

The new Labour Act has introduced workplace health and safety into the country’s legislation for the first time …

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Nepal: New Labour Act

A new Labour Act has been approved at first reading before the national parliament …

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Nepal: No work, no pay

The Industrial Enterprises Bill has been approved by Nepal’s parliament and is awaiting Presidential ratification …

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Nepal: Agencies ignore fee limits

Last year the Nepalese government introduced a labour migration scheme to allow their nationals to work abroad and remit funds back home …

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Nepal: Measures to improve labour standards

The Nepalese government has stopped the exodus of women to work in domestic jobs in the Gulf states and now requires all unskilled and semi-skilled women to provide information on their future working hours and pay rates before taking up work abroad …

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