Writ filed at apex court demanding repatriation of Nepali migrant workers at govt expenses
KATHMANDU: A writ petition has been filed on the Supreme Court towards the “Order of the Government of Nepal, 2020”, difficult the availability relating to repatriation of Nepali migrant employees from vacation spot nations at their very own value.
The provision of the Order requiring the migrant employees to bear the price of airfare and resort quarantines are inconsistent with the Constitution and governing laws of Nepal, said Advocate Barun Ghimire.
The provision within the Order (Paragraph 7(c) and seven(d)) relating to the price of airfare and resort quarantines for returnees from third nations and the price of transportation from holding centres to native quarantine centres for returnees from India to be borne by the returnees themselves contradicts with Section 75(2) of the Foreign Employment Act, 2004 on rescue and repatriation of migrant employees in a scenario of catastrophe and misery, and Sec 33(1) on utilising the overseas employment welfare fund for the aim of rescue and repatriation.
The writ petition calls for that the federal government bear the price of rescue and repatriation of the destitute and unemployed employees — who will not be ready to bear such bills themselves — together with airfare and resort quarantines.
The writ software filed by Advocates Barun Ghimire, Prabin Subedi, Anurag Devkota, and Binaya Rimal has been registered and scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 2020, for a preliminary listening to.
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