Ministry seeks guarantee of minimum wages for workers

Kathmandu, August 16

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has warned all organisations to pay workers the minimum wage as per the provision in the law.

Issuing a notice on Friday, the ministry has urged all enterprises to ensure minimum wages and other benefits to workers as per the Nepal Labour Act, 2074 BS (2017) and the Labour Rules 2075 BS (2018).  The Ministry has warned that the violation of provisions is punishable by the law.

The government on July 17, 2017 fixed the minimum wage at Rs 13,450.

The ministry also added that it was aware that the provision was not being fulfilled and said that it will be taking action against organisations that have not been paying its staff minimum wage.

The ministry has reminded all the bodies concerned to pay workers through  the banking system.


Published on August 16th, Friday, 2019 5:57 PM

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