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.


Public Notification on Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs)

We are pleased to announce that in pursuance to the Cabinet Secretariat’s order No. C-3/151/2023/1776, dated September 4, 2023, the Department of Labour (DoL), Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment (MoICE) is now accepting applications for Foreign Domestic...

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Public Notification from Department of Labour

Re: Restriction on Foreign Workers Undertaking Plumbing and Electrical Works   We bring to the public notice a matter concerning the employment of foreign workers for plumbing and electrical works. Presently, no work permit is being issued to any foreigner for...

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Subsequent to the enactment of Forest and Nature Conservation Act, 2023 during 9th Session of the Third Parliament, the Ministry would like to inform the general public and relevant agencies that with the effective date of this Act, no forest clearance shall be...

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Notification on Foreign Child Caregiver, DoL

The Lhengye Zhungtshog acknowledged the successful completion of the Foreign Child Caregiver pilot program initiated by the Department of Labour, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment and subsequently instructed the Ministry to expand the program to the entire...

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Notification by Department of Labour

The Department of Labour would like to inform the concerned enterprises that as per Sections 225 and 226 of the Regulation on Working Conditions, 2022 employers and employees shall each contribute to the employees Provident Fund (PF) account on a monthly basis. In...

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Notification to Check the Validity of Business License

The Department of Industry under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment would like to inform that we have come across some business license where the validity of the license are found to be more than one year. Except for Cottage scale Registration and Micro...

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Announcement for startup HACKATHON Challenge 2023

The Entrepreneurship Promotion Division, Department of Employment and Entrepreneurship, MoICE in will be organizing Startup Hackathon Challenge, 2023 from 15th -18th June 2023 to provide a platform for fresh ideas, with necessary tools to stimulate the creative and...

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