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Nepal ‘Hikes’ Daily Wage of Laborers by NPR 100!

The committee has increased the wage of laborers by 12% as per the Economic Act.
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Nepal ‘Hikes’ Daily Wage of Laborers by NPR 100!

With the commencement of the new Fiscal Year 2020/21, the Nepali Government has made changes to the wage of the workers on par with the increasing market inflation.

The government has increased the remuneration of daily wagers and workers in a bid to alleviate the financial burden incited by the coronavirus pandemic.

The District Wage Rate Fixation Committee has increased the daily wage of workers involved in the government work by NPR 100. The committee has increased the wage of laborers by 12% as per the Economic Act.

Nepal Daily Workers

The Revised Daily Wages of the Workers are as Follows

  • Laborer – NPR 600
  • Plumber – NPR 688
  • Senior plumber – NPR 700
  • Electrician – NPR 700
  • Electrician helper – NPR 600
  • Lab assistant (construction materials testing) – NPR 640
  • Technician – NPR 745
  • Light vehicle driver – NPR 660
  • Heavy vehicle driver – NPR 730
  • Heavy equipment operator – NPR 820
  • Driver’s helper – NPR 600
  • Town inspector or equivalent to office assistant – NPR 600
  • Nursery caretaker – NPR 600
  • Campus worker – NPR 600
  • Watchmen – NPR 600
  • Sweeper – NPR 600
  • Survey helper – NPR 600
  • Gardener – NPR 600

Likewise, the payment of the daily wage workers in private and non-government organizations has also increased.

Nepal Daily Wagers

The committee has decided to consider 26 days’ work time as a month and pay one month salary under this provision.

[Also Read: Nepal Fiscal Budget 2020-21 Promises ‘Free Electricity’]

Further, the committee has decided to take stringent action against any arbitrary decisions made regarding payment for workers and price hike in the market.

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