Department of Labour-This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through MoLHR-MIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoLHR will keep notifying in future.

Training Announcement (SDP)

As a part of the Skills Development Program (SDP) the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources is pleased to announce the following training at Royal Institute of Tourism & Hospitality (RITH), Thimphu:

Course SlotsCertificateMinimum Qualification Last Date for Application Start Date Duration Application Link:
Culinary Arts 20IC      12 19 May 202226 May 45 days 

Culinary Arts: Becoming a chef is a career long process. Learning something new and creating some new dish is part of the culinary career. Cooking is a vibrant profession – one that provides some of the greatest challenges as well as some of the greatest rewards. There is always another level to perfection to achieve and another skill to master. Cooking is not always a perfectly precise art, but a good grasp of the basics gives the chef or student the ability not only to apply the technique, but also to learn the standards of quality so that they begin to develop a sense of how cooking works. Culinary professionals are required not just in hotel dining facilities and traditional restaurants but in a variety of settings – public and private, consumer oriented and institutional. Each member of a profession is responsible for the profession’s image, whether he or she is a teacher, lawyer, doctor or culinarian. The virtues of the culinary profession are an open and inquiring mind, an appreciation of and dedication to quality wherever it is found, and a sense of responsibility. Success also depends on several character traits, some of which are inherent, some of which are diligently cultivated throughout a career.

In this course Candidates will work according to personal health, safety and environment protocol at construction site: -Importance of Health & Safety aspects & measures to be followed while working.

In addition, after the completion of the course, all individuals are required to attend 2 weeks of Basic Entrepreneurship Course (BEC)

Logistics is not provided & Stipend of Nu.3500 per month will be provided for the entire duration. Interested job seekers are requested to submit their application online at or by clicking on the application link provided in the above table.

For more information, please contact Ms. Namgay Wangmo, at or call at 02 339352 or contact Ms. Meena, RITH, Thimphu at