KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Asha BK, a Constituent Assembly member, was queuing up at the lobby of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) at Singha Durbar on Sunday to meet State Minister Tek Bahadur Gurung.
She wanted to seek the state minister´s intervention over a migrant worker from her Bnke constituency who was duped by a manpower recruiting company.
After hearing the lawmaker out, Gurung immediately instructed one of his personal assistants to help settle the case. Lawmaker BK was accompanied by Karna Bahadur Khatri, the duped migrant worker. He had returned from Malaysia after finding that the job and salary offered by the employer company there was not in line with what the manpower firm here in Nepal had told him.
BK was not alone among lawmakers to reach MoLE with complaints against manpower firms. There were some other lawmakers also waiting at Gurung´s office to put their complaints to him. They were accompanied by other victims of manpower fraud.
State Minister Gurung told Republica that 15 to 20 lawmakers turn up at his office per day to seek his help in resolving the problems faced by migrant workers.