Kathmandu, June 17

The meeting of the International Relations and Labour Committee (IRLC) of the Legislature-Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) to keep track of and take action against those manpower agencies accused of cheating foreign employment aspirants and migrant workers in various ways.

The IRLC also directed the concerned authority not to renew licences of the manpower agencies in question after formulating clear policy and standards for regulating such manpower agencies.

Numerous complaints have been lodged at DoFE against many firms, including Maharajgunj-based R&R Job Tanker Manpower, Gaushala-based The River Overseas, Bakhundol-based Paradise International Pvt Ltd, Siddhartha Gautam Overseas Service, Green Star Overseas, Kapil Manpower, Capital Recruitment Service, Ekka Overseas Employment Consultant, Mithila Manpower Service, Aarakshan International and Lakky HR Solution.

Other manpower agencies against which complaints have been lodged are Bhandari Overseas, Shikhar International Manpower Services, RK Manpower Group, Pathivara Overseas and Life International Overseas, Bheri Karnali International Pvt Ltd, Montej Overseas, Sigma International, Karavan Employment Service, Universal International, NCF Employment Service and Trust Nepal Overseas.

The manpower firms accused of fleecing migrant workers and foreign employment aspirants are based in the Valley.

The complaints range from migrant workers being overcharged to being deprived of salary and facilities as agreed upon.

Meanwhile, police said that efforts were on to take action against the manpower companies found to be fleecing foreign job aspirants.

Likewise, Law Officer of the DoFE Gobinda Prasad Upadhyay said the department receives around 100 complaints on a daily basis.