Nepal Government increases minimum wage for workers in Nepal

18 August 2023

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Government of Nepal has published a notification in the Nepal Gazette dated 17 August 2023 increasing the minimum wage for workers.

The current minimum wage for worker is NPR 17,300 as prescribed in the notification is set out in details below.

S.N.Minimum WageBasic Remuneration (NPR)Dearness Allowance (NPR)Total (NPR)
1Monthly10,8206,48017,300
2Daily418250668
3Hourly563389
4Hourly Wage For Part-Time Workers95
5Tea Estate Workers8,9344,95913,893

Note:

  1. The minimum wage rates prescribed above will be applicable from 18 August 2023.
  2. In addition to the above, benefits like provident fund and gratuity provided by the Labour Act 2017, the Contribution Based Social Security Act 2017 and other prevailing laws must be provided.

The official text of the notification can be accessed through this link: http://rajpatra.dop.gov.np/welcome/book/?ref=25390.

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