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.

Notification regarding employee wages

This is to notify all the Employers that any wages paid to an employee shall be made directly to the employee and not through any other person (a) in cash to the employee directly and (b) to the employee’s credit in an account with a Bank within the Kingdom of Bhutan nominated by the employee as per Section 120 of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007. Failing to do so shall be liable to pay a penalty as per Section 123 of the Act.

The employers shall be held accountable for non-compliance with the aforementioned sections.

Issued for strict compliance with immediate effect