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.

Notification by Department of Labour

This serves as a notice to employers that the Department of Labor has noted instances of non-compliance with Sections 437 to 440 of the Occupational Health, Safety, and Welfare Regulations of 2022. These sections stipulate the responsibility of employers to ensure that employees engaged in industries with hazardous processes receive periodic medical examinations or check-ups conducted by qualified medical professionals.

These provisions aim to prevent employees from developing occupational diseases and protect them from worsening conditions through early detection. Occupational diseases stem from workplace hazards and pose a significant public health concern. Their impact extends across societal and economic realms, emphasizing the pivotal role of safeguarding workforce health in maintaining economic productivity and fostering social well-being. Hence, proactive medical screening measures are imperative.

The Department of Labor emphasizes the importance of enterprises conducting and retaining records of periodic medical examinations for employees as per the section mentioned above. These records are subject to departmental inspection, and non-compliance may incur penalties.

For further information, kindly contact the Department of Labour at #333867. or Click here to download the Notification