Wednesday, 25 January 2017

More insurance, welfare plan for migrant workers unveiled

Posted by Dhruba shrestha Jan 25, 2017 :
From now onwards, the kin of a Nepali migrant worker who dies in course of foreign employment will get up to Rs 2.7 million under social welfare and insurance schemes. A migrant worker so far gets Rs 300,000 as compensation from the Foreign Employment Promotion Board if he/she dies in a foreign country, and an additional Rs 500,000 from the employer company under insurance policy. In this connection, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced a detailed scheme Tuesday at his official residence. As per the announcement, the government has decided to provide an additional Rs 400,000 in the compensation provided by the board. The Foreign Employment Act will also be amended to increase the compensation amount for migrant workers.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.