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KMC set to launch ‘Cash for Work’ scheme

KMC set to launch ‘Cash for Work’ scheme


Kathmandu Metropolitan City has issued a process to ensure a supply of livelihood to the day by day wagers, who’ve been rendered jobless for greater than two months as financial actions have been utterly halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown.

The process got here into power following approval of the municipal government of KMC. According to the metropolis, the process was issued to assist 1000’s of day by day wagers and their households residing within the metropolis deal with the scenario worsened by the protracted lockdown enforced to comprise the unfold of the lethal virus.

As per the process launched by the metropolis on its official web site, the wards involved will mobilise the unemployed day by day wagers in public infrastructure improvement, upkeep, sewerage and footpath administration, heritage conservation and beautification, public park safety and greenery improvement, sanitation and waste administration and different works as prescribed by KMC.

Labourers, who’ve been residing inside KMC for the previous six months and are bodily able to working within the assigned areas, will probably be benefited from ‘Cash for Work’ programme. “One particular person from every household of day by day wagers will probably be mobilised in work for at the least twice every week. The labourers will get a wage fastened by the Government of Nepal for unskilled employees,” the process reads. For the present fiscal, the federal government had set minimal month-to-month wage of unskilled labourers at Rs 13,450.

The involved ward secretary or member will keep day by day attendance of the day by day wagers within the area.

Work period will probably be typically eight hours a day. KMC has already collected the info of day by day wagers dwelling in Kathmandu for this goal.

Though the federal government not too long ago stated nobody ought to die of starvation through the lockdown that has disadvantaged tens of 1000’s of poor individuals and day by day wagers of their livelihoods, it has but to announce a complete aid package deal for them.

Lockdown imposed by the federal government to fight the unfold of COVID-19 has confined individuals to their houses and suspended all financial actions. Rights our bodies have expressed concern about devastating affect of the lockdown on the poor individuals, who work in casual sector with no or little financial savings.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 6, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.

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