May 4: The government has fixed the minimum monthly salary of workers at Rs 15,000.
The government announced the new wage of workers by issuing a notice in the Nepal Gazette.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had announced to increase the wages of workers recently during the May Day. Two days later, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security issued the notice on Nepal Gazette stating that the new wage of workers will come into effect from the upcoming fiscal year.
As per the notice issued on Monday (May 3), the minimum basic salary of workers has been fixed at Rs 9,385. By adding inflation allowance, the minimum salary has been fixed at Rs 15,000.
Similarly, the daily wage of labourers has also been increased from R s 361 to Rs 577. Likewise, the wage per hour for workers has been increased from Rs 48 to Rs 77.
The minimum monthly salary at present is Rs 13,450. The new salary will not be applicable for workers employed in tea estates.