Government penalises 44 manpower companies
Department of Foreign Employment has penelised some four dozen outsourcers in a major crackdown against foul players in the overseas recruitment business.
The depart took action against 44 manpower companies and reprimanded 37 others for flouting the law while sending youths for overseas jobs.
The department slapped a fine of Rs 200,000 on Global Alliance Consultancy Services and Rs 100,000 each on 43 other companies after the department's monitoring and inspection team discovered that they have been flouting rules in their branch and agent offices, confirmed spokesperson of the department
Badri Kumar Karki.
Mobile teams of the department had monitored branch offices of different outsourcers in Kaski, Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari in February too.
"Most of them were found illegally conducting financial transactions from their branch and agent offices,” Karki said, adding that the manpower agencies have been unlawfully holding passports of aspirant migrant workers without seeking permission from the authorities concerned.
The existing law bars manpower agencies from conducting financial transaction from their branch offices.
Earlier too, the department had scrapped licence of eight outsourcers, after they were found breaching laws.
The department had in February revoked the licence of Mahakali Overseas, Galibhent Manpower, Resunga International, Astha International, Worldwide Asian Manpower, Tegent International Recruitment, Opportunity Manpower, and Thanks International.