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 Industry, Commerce and Employment. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through BLMIS 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, MoICE will keep notifying in future.

Handing over the charges of trade and industry sectors to MoICE and office order for new Ministry

Following the reorganization of the Ministry of Economic Affairs into the Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources and Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Employment, the Hon’ble Secretary MoENR officially handed over the charges of the Departments of Trade, Industry, Intellectual Property, Competition & Consumer Affairs Authority and the 6 Regional Offices of Economic Affairs to the Hon’ble Secretary of MoICE on 9th January 2023.

The Hon’ble Secretary, MoENR also signed the office order for the creation of the new Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, with retrospective effect from 30th December 2022.