Graduate orientation waits on Parliament

The 2013 National Graduate Orientation Program (NGOP) has been scheduled towards the end of September, awaiting budget allocation from the new government’s first session in Parliament.

“We have tentatively scheduled the program from September 26th to October 5th, by which time the Parliament will have concluded budget allocations,” said MoLHR’s chief employment officer, Kinley Dorji.

The ministry will require approximately Nu. 4.6 millions to conduct the program.

The primary focus of the first session of Parliament, scheduled to start on September 7 will be on the endorsement of the annual budget for the 11th Five- Year Plan.

So far, 2,752 graduates have registered with the ministry for NGOP, of which 1,174 are female and 1,578 male. Registration will close one week before the program starts, allowing labor officials to validate the received data.

The bulk of the registered graduates are from India followed by in-country graduates.

Unlike last year, graduates from the United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Australia, Sri Lanka, Israel, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Canada, Thailand, South Korea, and United Kingdom have also registered for the NGOP.

Last year, the NGOP was conducted from August 9 to 18 with 2,263 graduates. The labour ministry spent about Nu. 4.1millions.

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