Nepal’s recruitment agencies feel threatened as Minister intensifies G2G talks

File: Gokarna Bista

Kathmandu, April 9

As Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Social Security, Gokarna Bista, requested the Japanese government to recruit Nepali trainee workers in the government-to-government model, recruitment (manpower) agencies apparently have felt a sense of threat.

Remours are rife in the market that Minister Bista is planning to begin negotiations with the governments of Malaysia and many Gulf countries about recruiting staff in the G2G model.

The Ministry, however, has not confirmed the anticipation. Neither has it dismissed the rumour. Nonetheless, Minister Bista’s frequent meetings with ambassadors of these countries have added fuel to their fear.

The Ministry’s Joint Secretary Krishna Gyawali says the government has already concluded that it has to adopt the model for other countries too as the model has been quite successful in South Korea. However, nothing has been decided yet, according to him.

“If the concerned country is ready, the government will take initiatives for it,” he says, “It is easier to follow this model with new destinations than the new ones.”


Despite feeling threatened, recruitment agents argue that the G2G model is apparently not possible in the Gulf immediately.

“This is not as easy as you have thought,” a recruitment entrepreneur says, “They might have some problems in labour laws. But, I don’t think the destination countries choose to bother themselves with this issue which is currently okay.”


Published on April 9th, Monday, 2018 11:44 AM

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