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.

Availability of Space for Rent for CSIs

The Department of Industry, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment invites applications from interested Cottage and Small Industries (CSIs) engaged in activities such as traditional and contemporary paintings, weaving and textiles, embroidery, cane and bamboo, woodturning and carving, mask-making, sculpting, pottery, ceramic and souvenir making for a space at Changzamtog (near CSI Market), Thimphu. 


The space leased could be utilized to produce/demonstrate/exhibit and sell the CSI products listed above. 


The applicant shall be selected based on the established criteria such as – number of years in business, quality of products, skills and experience among others.  


For detailed information and eligibility criteria, please refer to the Terms of Reference (download TOR) or contact 17428631/17560965. The last date for the submission of the application is 31st May, 2023.


Please submit the documents to the following address:

Chief Industries Officer
CSI Promotion Division
Department of Industry