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Minimum Wage / Remuneration 2018 (2075)

The Government of Nepal, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security has recently prescribed the minimum remuneration/wage of the worker/employees under Section 106 of the Labor Act, 2017 (2074) (“Labor Act“) by publishing a notice in Nepal Gazette (Volume 68, August 16, 2018 (2075-04-31) Number 20) on Aug. 16, 2018 (2075-04-31) (“Gazette Notice“).


The Ministry has prescribed separate minimum remuneration/wage for the workers/employees working (a) other than tea estate (“Minimum Wage Other than Tea Estate“) and (b) in the tea estate (“Minimum Wage Tea Estate “).


The minimum wage is prescribed by the government is as below. 


A.   Minimum Wage Other than Tea Estate


Minimum Remuneration/ Wage

Basic Remuneration  (Rs.)

Dearness Allowances (Rs.)

Total (Rs.)



Rs. 8,455/-

Rs. 4,995/-

Rs. 13,450/-



Rs. 325/-

Rs. 192/-

Rs. 517/-



Rs 43/-

Rs 26/-

Rs. 69/-


B.   Minimum Wages Tea Estate

S.N  Minimum Remuneration/ Wage Basic Remuneration  (Rs.) Dearness Allowances (Rs.) Total (Rs.)
1 Monthly Rs. 6,469/- Rs. 4,312/- Rs. 10,781/-
2 Daily  Rs. 231/- Rs. 154/- Rs. 385/-
3 Hourly Rs 31/- Rs 20/- Rs 51/-
4 Daily Allowances for the worker/employees working at Tea Processing and Tea Factories and Sardar, Naike and Security Guard working in the Tea Estate - - Rs 42/-


Effective Date

The Minimum Wage is effective from the July 17, 2018 (2075-04-01).


Note:   In addition to the Minimum Wage/Remuneration specified above benefits including Provident Fund and Gratuity provided under the Labor Act and Contribution Based Social Security Act 2017 (2074) and other prevailing laws should be provided.  


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