Govt targets to employ 100,000 youth under PM Self-Employment Programme

Gokarna Bista

Kathmandu, July 9

The government claims it will provide employment opportunities to 100,000 Nepali youth under the Prime Minister Self-Employment Programme in the upcoming fiscal year.

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, informed that preparations to establish employment information centres in all 753 local levels across the country so as to facilitate the Programme were underway.

Responding to question raised at the National Assembly regarding the budget allocation for his ministry today, Minister Bista stated that job opportunities would be provided to the grassroots through the Programme.

Bista added that the information centres would also certify unemployment status of youth.

He also indicated that the government would provide unemployment allowance if the government failed to provide them jobs.

The Minister also said that the government was conscious about bringing remittance through the banking system, providing skills to Nepali migrant workers before going to foreign countries, and managing the the foreign employment sector in overall.

Likewise, the government was preparing to set minimum wages for the labourers in a bid to create a good relation between employers and employees, according to him.

Published on July 9th, Monday, 2018 1:10 PM

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