KATHMANDU, May 7: The Department of Overseas Employment (DoFE) has filed charges against a number of individuals and consultants who were found embezzling large sums of money from job applicants. a foreign job.
According to a DoFE official, the department last week filed lawsuits against the operators of education consultancies and travel agencies in the Overseas Labor Court, seeking to recover 71.68 million rupees from the accused. The DoFE requested a maximum prison term of seven years against the defendant.
Sadikshya Gurung and Khinshova Gurung from Machhapuchchhre-1 Rural Municipality of Kaski District were among those charged with illegally taking money from outgoing migrant workers. Likewise, the department has filed charges against eight people including Radha Subedi, owner of International Expo and Travel Services and Sujan Bhattarai, owner of Genius Education and Consultancy Service Pvt Ltd on a similar charge.
The defendants were found to have raised large sums of money by luring job seekers with jobs in countries like Canada, Spain, Portugal, France and Malta among others. The law prohibited any organization other than the licensed companies from working in the country’s foreign employment sector.
Anyone found guilty in connection with the employment services in foreign companies is liable to pay cash fines of up to 500,000 rupees and will be imprisoned for three to seven years, according to the Employment Act 2007 in the stranger.