Govt directs to send workers to Korea through EPS

Kathmandu (Rasthriya Samachar Samiti): The Delegated Management and Government Assurance Committee of the National Assembly has directed the Government of Nepal to be serious about the fact that the youths who have passed the Language and Skills Examination under the Employment Permit System (EPS) have not been able to go to South Korea for work for one and a half year.

In today’s meeting of the committee at Singha Durbar, after the discussion of the concerned ministry and body and the victims, it has been directed to send the youths through quick and simple means stating that they should not be stopped by making COVID-19 the only reason.

Committee Chairman Ram Narayan Bidari said that the process should be expedited as the affected youths had lodged complaints with various ministries.

South Korea is ready to hire Nepali workers and has requested to send them by direct air contact to stay in quarantine after getting Covid insured, but the delay is being made due to the second wave of infection, government officials said.

Secretary at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Surya Prasad Gautam, informed that the process of sending workers by air has been started as Nepal Airlines Corporation is not allowed for direct air connectivity.

Committee member Radheshyam Adhikari said that the Nepali embassy in Korea should also take initiative in this regard.