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.

Press Release on Inauguration of Startup Centre, Zhemgang

Commemorating the auspicious occasion of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day, Zhemgang Dzongkhag announces the inauguration of its Startup Centre. 

The Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Employment (MoICE) graced the inauguration ceremony, underscoring the government’s unwavering support for initiatives driving sustainable development and prosperity.

Aligned with the strategic objectives outlined in the 13th Five-Year Plan, the Centre assumes a central role in the region’s socioeconomic transformation, particularly in its concerted efforts toward poverty alleviation and economic diversification. Boasting an array of amenities and services, including tailored business development support, incubation spaces, networking platforms, and state-of-the-art facilities, the Centre stands poised to be a role model for entrepreneurship promotion and development and catalyze growth and innovation.


This significant milestone is a testament to the collaboration between the Department of Employment and Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment, and the unwavering commitment of the Dzongkhag Administration. Through meticulous attention to detail and dedication to maintaining the infrastructure, the Startup Centre stands poised to empower aspiring entrepreneurs for years to come.