The names of 1,600 people have been recommended for sending them to longterm care centres of Israel in accordance with the labour agreement inked between the Nepal government and the Government of Israel.

The Department of Foreign Employment made the selection on the bases of the written examination and interview.

Earlier, the Embassy of Israel in Nepal had urged the government to recommend 1,600 candidates (70 per cent female and 30 per cent male) through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the job of caregivers. A total of 1,803 people were selected for interview.

Of them, the applicants whose educational qualification and training certificate could not be verified were barred from sitting in the written examination and interview.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Israel showed interest in opening its job market to Nepalis after signing a memorandum of understanding between the governments of the two countries two years ago.

A total of 6,317 persons had attended the written examination administered by the Department. Of them, 2,239 passed the exam.

The ministry said 1,000 persons would go to Israel to take up the job, as per the agreement.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 27 2021, of The Himalayan Times.