Rule 16

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This Section allows for the government to provide foreign employment opportunities for freed bonded labourers.

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Rule 16. May send on Foreign Employment: The Government of Nepal may make adequate provision for sending on foreign employment to those freed bonded labourers that choose to go to foreign employment.

Nepal / 12th December 2011 / Nepal / Bonded labour (Prohibition) Rules, 2010

This mechanism was enacted by the Government of Nepal, making use of the powers conferred upon it by Section 23 of the Bonded Labour Act. These rules provide details for the effective implementation of the Bonded Labour Act, including provisions regarding the classification of bonded labourers, issuance of identity cards, access to land and other socioeconomic measures to be taken to ensure the self-sustainability of bonded labourers, and further elaborate on the role of Committee and Welfare Officers.