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Nepal: Govt. suspends Kathmandu recruiters for allegedly conducting interviews for unverified jobs in Qatar

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"Recruiting agencies involved in conducting interviews for Qatari police jobs face six months suspension," 1 Dec 2020

The government has taken action against three Kathmandu-based recruiting agencies found in conducting interviews with prospective candidates for jobs in Qatar police without complying with the rules.

Department of Foreign Employment, the government body that manages the labour migration sector, has suspended the operating licence of the three recruiting agencies for next six months...

SOS Manpower Services Pvt Ltd, DD Human Resources Pvt Ltd and Hope International Pvt Ltd won’t be allowed to operate for the next six months after they were found to have conducted the interviews without approval from the department...

Last week, the three agencies flouted foreign employment rules and conducted interviews with candidates promising them a place in Qatar Police...

The Qatari embassy in Kathmandu, however, has refuted the allegations that it was involved in the hiring process...

Sujit Kumar Shrestha, general secretary of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA), a grouping of 854 recruiting agencies, said action will be taken against the three agencies which had conducted interviews illegally.

“NAFEA has already demanded clarification from the three agencies for their involvement in unethical activities,” said Shrestha. “NAFEA will scrap the general membership of these agencies as well.”