Narainapur starts issuing overseas labour permit

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, July 22: The process of issuing labour permit for foreign employment has started from the local level of Banke district. 

The arrangement for the approval process has begun in line with the circular of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.  

The service has started from employment centres at the local level. 

According to a press statement by Narainapu Rural Municipality, it started providing work permit for overseas employment on Friday. 

According to Makbool Ahmed Mukeri, employment coordinator of the rural municipality, the work has been started according to the circular of the ministry. 

Mukeri said that with the approval service now available in their village, the youth going for overseas employment no longer need to go to Kathmandu.   

“Earlier, it was a hassle for the service seekers to go elsewhere for approval, and the exorbitant cost frustrated many. But now, it has become easier with the service started from the local government,” he said. 

Three people have availed the service from Narainapur on the first day. 

For work permit, the concerned person should come with passport and visa related documents. 

Mukeri said that based on the documents brought by the concerned person, the employment centre will facilitate the necessary approvals.

He said that before the approval, they have been facilitating the concerned person pay the amount for social security fund, welfare fund and insurance through mobile banking.

“Mobile banking is available and those who know how to use it can make the payment themselves, otherwise we will facilitate it and take the amount from them,” he said.

According to him, a total of Rs. 1,000 is charged for the welfare fund, age-related fee for insurance, while social security fund is free of charge.  

An arrangement has also been made to obtain the work permit online and get the approved work permit on the applicant’s mobile phone.

Before this, Chaurjahari Municipality of Rukum West district started issuing work permit for foreign employment on Wednesday.

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