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Foreign employment returnees demand simplifying compensation procedure

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Foreign employment returnees demand simplifying compensation procedure
Foreign employment returnees demand simplifying compensation procedure

Kawasoti, 12th February, 2015 : A group of Nepalis, who returned from foreign employment for various reasons, have called upon the authorities concerned to simplify the procedure of compensation paid to the families of the dead employees and in some cases to the injured workers themselves.

Foreign employment returnees demand simplifying compensation procedure
Foreign employment returnees demand simplifying compensation procedure

 

The demand has been raised out of experience of these returnees who have found this process not only tedious but also uneven as it is only applicable to the dead ones and is provided only from the Capital.

 

Since there is no mandatory provision of compensating the injured or ailing employee working abroad, many return back home empty handed. And even if they are to receive the financial support, they have to travel to Kathmandu which creates further financial burden to such returnees, shared Bhimiraj Parajuli, one among the returnees.

 

The returnees of Nawalparasi, who are expanding the network of such returnees across the country, are preparing to demand with the authority concerned to avail the compensation from the District Development Committee Office.       They believe that their effort will help make the foreign employment safe to some extent and the compensation procedure easier.

 

Bal Kumari GC, a returnee from Lebanon, underscored the need to simplify the compensation process for many of those who go abroad for employment are blue-color job holders.

 

“The government has  been compensating the families of the dead employees Rs 300,000 which is insignificant compared to the loss of life whereas there is any guarantee that an injured or sick employee would receive a compensation, ” argued Parajuli adding that their network was also going to demand an increment in the compensation amount.

 

These group of foreign employment returnees opined that the government, which takes pride in remittance, should also take these issues of such employees into serious consideration.

 

Parajuli and GC shared that they were preparing to press for this issue with the government by brining together returnees like them from across the country.

 

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