The immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport no longer remains an ‘attractive posting’ for civil servants after the Ministry of Home Affairs ‘broke the nexus of employees with the smugglers’.“As the line ministry broke the syndicate of some employees with smuggling rackets as part of immigration reforms, TIA is no more
an attractive place of work for some. The MoHA has transferred suspicious employees to the districts other than Kathmandu valley,” a press release issued by the MoHA said today. It also claimed special attention would be paid to the conduct and ethics of the employees by carrying out screening and profiling before assigning them to the TIA immigration office.
Similarly, the MoHA and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to work together to put an end to wrongdoings in the only intentional airport. “For this, inspection and monitoring of the activities will be carried out on a regular basis while improving the conduct of police and other employees, “ it informed.
According to the MoHA, the Department of Immigration has already submitted a report to the line ministry recommending measures for strengthening the immigration administration. “The ministry will act as per the DoI report. The government is also preparing to operate the TIA for 21 hours and develop an immigration desk accordingly,” the release read.