Govt collecting data of unemployed youth returning from abroad

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Kathmandu: The government is collecting data on the number of unemployed youths returning from abroad. The cabinet meeting on November 8 had decided to collect the data of the youths who have been forced to return home due to the corona virus infection even though they have gone abroad for foreign employment and study.

The work will be done by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration through the employment coordinators deployed at each local level. For the same purpose, the ministry has also issued a circular to all local governments to start data collection. According to the ministry, the work is being done for a feasibility study.

Therefore, the data of educated and skilled unemployed youth who have lost job or returned from India and other countries due to COVID 19 pandemic will be collected. Only 18 to 59 year olds will be included in the list.

The ministry has also urged all local governments to send such data within 15 days. While collecting data, district, rural municipality, ward, and other personal details will be collected. The skills and training involved while living abroad, the country from which they returned, the reason for returning from abroad and the contact number are being collected.

On the same occasion, details of unemployed youths living in Nepal will also be collected. The data of unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 59 will be collected through the employment coordinator. The details of the skills, abilities and training of the person will also be collected in the said statement. The reasons for being unemployed and the details of disability have also been filled in it.

The cabinet meeting has given the responsibility to the Ministry of Finance to formulate an action plan for self-employment and job creation within the country based on the details collected in this way. The ministry is going to prepare it in consultation with the concerned thematic ministry.