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  1. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Code) Act, 2074 (2017). (मुलुकी देवानी कार्यविधि (संहिता) एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2074-10-16 | NPL-2074-L-106061

    The Criminal Procedure (Code) Act was adopted in 2017 alongside five other Acts, designed to replace the Civil Code, 2021.

  2. Nepal - - Law, Act

    National Women’s Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (राष्ट्रिय महिला अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line National Women's Commission (NWC)

    Adoption: 2017-10-17 | NPL-2017-L-106080

    Repeals and replaces the National Women’s Commission Act, 2063 (2007). Protects the interests and rights of women and provides for their proportional representation in the State Assembly and Parliament in accordance with Articles 84 and 176 of the Constitution of 2015 as well as Part 27 (Articles 252-254) of the Constitution which establishes the Commission.

  3. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Criminal (Code) Act, 2074 (2017) (मुलुकी अपराध (संहिता) एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-16 | NPL-2017-L-106060

    The Criminal Code was adopted in 2017 alongside five other Acts, designed to replace the Civil Code, 2021.

    It outlaws the practice of Chhaupadi as was as the evangelization of citizens to other religions.

  4. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Language Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (भाषा अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-16 | NPL-2017-L-106082

  5. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Employee Adjustment Act, 2074 (2017). (कर्मचारी समायाेजन एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-15 | NPL-2017-L-105435

    Provides for the adjustment of State employees at the State and local level following changes in the government structure.

  6. Nepal - - Law, Act

    National Dalit Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (राष्ट्रिय दलित अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-15 | NPL-2017-L-106077

    The Act was adopted to protect, preserve and promote the human rights and interests of the Dalit community, which make up about 13% of the population of Nepal. Seeks to reduce discrimination derived from caste based bias.

  7. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Muslim Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (मुस्लिम अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-15 | NPL-2017-L-106078

    Provides for the proportionate representation of Muslim members of parliament implementing the article 84 of the Constitution of Nepal of 2015 concerning proportional representation. Under the article, of the 275 House of Representative members, 165 members are elected through the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system, with one member from each of the 165 electoral constituencies delimited based on geography and population. The remaining 110 members are elected through a proportional representation electoral system.

  8. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Tharu Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (थारू अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-15 | NPL-2017-L-106081

  9. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act, 2074 (2017). (अपाङ्गता भएका ब्यक्तिकाे अधिकार सम्बन्धी एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-15 | NPL-2017-L-106083

    The Act repeals the Protection and Welfare of the Disabled Persons Act, 2039 (1982), implementing the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the articles in the Constitution of 2015 which protect the rights of persons with disabilities. Contains provisions which provide access to persons with disabilities to basic services, human rights, opportunities including health, education and employment.

  10. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Tribal People’s Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (अादिवासी जनजाति अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-13 | NPL-2017-L-106079

    Provides for the proportionate representation members of parliament from ethnic minorities implementing the article 84 of the Constitution of Nepal of 2015 concerning proportional representation.

    Under the article, of the 275 House of Representative members, 165 members are elected through the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system, with one member from each of the 165 electoral constituencies delimited based on geography and population. The remaining 110 members are elected through a proportional representation electoral system. In the State Assembly, 60% of members are to be elected through the FPTP system and 40% through the proportional system.

    The Laws adopted in 2017 implementing the Constitution ensure that women, Dalits, indigenous people, Tharu, Madhesi and other disadvantaged groups are represented in government.

  11. Nepal - - Law, Act

    National Inclusive Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (राष्ट्रिय समावेशी अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-13 | NPL-2017-L-106084

  12. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Madheshi Commission Act, 2074 (2017). (मधेशी अायाेग एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-13 | NPL-2017-L-106085

  13. Nepal - - Law, Act

    House of Representatives Election Act, 2074 (2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-09-07 | NPL-2017-L-106087

  14. Nepal - - Law, Act

    State Assembly Elections Act, 2074 (2017). (प्रदेश सभा सदस्य निर्वाचन एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-09-07 | NPL-2017-L-106088

  15. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Labour Act, 2074 (2017). (श्रम एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-09-04 | NPL-2017-L-105434

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Fundamental Provisions Relating to Workers
    Chapter III - Provisions Relating To Employment
    Chapter IV - Provisions Relating to Trainees and Apprentices
    Chapter V - Provisions Relating to Part-Time Workers
    Chapter VI - Provisions Relating to Work Permits
    Chapter VII - Provisions Relating to Working Hours
    Chapter VIII - Provisions Relating to Remuneration
    Chapter IX - Provisions Relating to Leave
    Chapter X - Provisions Relating to Provident Fund, Gratuity and Insurance
    Chapter XI - Provisions Relating to Labour Provider
    Chapter XII - Provisions Relating to Occupational Safety and Health
    Chapter XIII - Provisions Relating to Special Types of Industries and Services
    Chapter XIV - Provisions Relating to Fair Labour Practices
    Chapter XV - Provisions Relating to Inspection
    Chapter XVI -Provisions Relating to Councils and Committees
    Chapter XVII - Provisions Relating to Internal Management of Enterprises
    Chapter XVIII - Provisions Relating to Settlement of Individual Disputes
    Chapter XIX - Provisions Relating to Settlement of Collective Disputes
    Chapter XX - Provisions Relating to Conduct and Punishment
    Chapter XXI - Provisions Relating to Termination of Employment
    Chapter XXII - Provisions Relating to Labour Court
    Chapter XXIII - Provisions Relating to Complaints, Punishment and Appeals
    Chapter XXIV - Miscellaneous Provisions

  16. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Supreme Court Rules, 2074 (2017). (सर्वाेच्च अदालत नियमावली, २०७४) - Legislation on-line Supreme Court of Nepal

    Adoption: 2017-08-28 | NPL-2017-L-106086

  17. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Contributions Based Social Security Act, 2074 (2017). (याेगदानमा अाधारित सामाजिक सुरक्षा एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-08-13 | NPL-2017-L-105433

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Provisions related to Contribution based Social Security Plan
    Chapter III - Provisions related to Enlistment in Fund
    Chapter IV - Establishment and operation of the Fund
    Chapter V - Identification, Records and Identity Document
    Chapter VI - Provision Related to Executive Director and Employee
    Chapter VII - Provision related to Offence and Punishment
    Chapter VIII - Miscellaneous

  18. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Disaster Risk and Management Act, 2074 (2017). (विपद् जाेखिम न्यूनीकरण तथा व्यवस्थापन एेन, २०७४) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-15 | NPL-2017-L-106076

    Repeals and replaces the Natural Calamity Relief Act of 1982. Provides for the cooperation of national and local authorities in the framework of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in the case of natural disasters in Nepal. Focuses on protecting public life, public and private property, natural and cultural heritages, physical properties and minimising the disaster risk.

  19. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Industrial Enterprises Act, 2073 (2016). (औधोगिक व्यवसाय ऐन, २०७३) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-22 | NPL-2016-L-105921

    Regulates the registration of companies in Nepal as well as their classification into different categories and sectors and licensing for certain types of enterprises.

  20. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zone Act, 2073 (2016). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-04 | NPL-2016-L-105922

  21. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Judicial Service Commission Act, 2073 (2016). (Nyaya Sewa Aayog Ain, 2073) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016 | NPL-2016-L-102857

  22. Nepal - - Constitution

    Constitution of Nepal, 2072 (2015). - Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-20 | NPL-2015-C-100061

    Part 3 of the Constitution includes the fundamental rights of Nepal which include the right to form unions and associations, and to engage in any occupation or be engaged in employment, establish and operate industry, trade and business in any part of Nepal. Also contains provisions against discrimination, forced and bonded labour, right to employment and other rights pertaining to labour.

  23. Nepal - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Employment Policy 2071 (2015) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015 | NPL-2015-M-102942

  24. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Civil Service (Third Amendment) Act, 2070 (2014). (Nyaya Sewa Aayog Ain, 2073) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-06 | NPL-2014-L-98136

  25. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 2069 (2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | NPL-2013-L-98137

  26. Nepal - - Law, Act

    National Human Rights Commission Act, 2068 (2012). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2012-01-21 | NPL-2012-L-90654

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - The meetings, functions, duties and powers of the Commission
    Chapter III - Procedures Relating to Complaint Proceedings
    Chapter IV - Miscellaneous

    Repeals the Human Rights Commission Act, 2053.

  27. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Caste Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2068 (2011). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2011-06-01 | NPL-2011-L-90656

    Preamble:
    Whereas, acknowledging the principle that each person is equal in terms of rights and human dignity, it is expedient to provide timely provisions to protect the right of each person to live with equality, freedom and human dignity by creating an environment where no untouchability and discrimination prevails on the ground of caste, race, descent, community or occupation in the name of custom, tradition, religion, culture, ritual or any other name, to make punishable to the acts of untouchability, exclusion, restriction expulsion, contempt or any other discriminatory act that is against humanity, to provide restitution (compensation) to the victim of such acts, to keep intact the national unity by strengthening the relationship subsisting among general public and to create an egalitarian society.

    This Act repeals Number 10a of the Chapter of Decency (Adal) of Muluki Ain (General Code).

  28. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Mediation Act, 2068 (2011). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2011-05-09 | NPL-2011-L-90655

    Provides for the procedures and rules for sorting out disputes via mediation.

  29. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Agriculture and Forestry University Act, 2067 (2010). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-06-17 | NPL-2010-L-87474

    Provides for the establishment and operation of an Agriculture and Forestry University for the development of agriculture and in order to modernize agricultural practices through training.

  30. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Public Service Commission Act, 2066 (2010). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-01-27 | NPL-2010-L-87500

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Transaction of Business and management of the
    Commission
    Chapter 3. Determination of academic qualification,
    curiculum and other provision
    Chapter 4. Provision relating to fulfillment of vacant post
    Chapter 5. Procedure relating to consultation
    Chapter 6. Miscellaneous

    The Public service commission (Procedure) Act, 2048 (1992) is repealed.

  31. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act, 2066 (2010). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-01-06 | NPL-2010-L-87486

    Provides legal provisions on the procedures for the appointment of officials of constitutional bodies and on the function, duties, powers and procedures of the Constitutional Council.

  32. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Security of the Health Workers and Health Organizations Act, 2066 (2009). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2009-05-04 | NPL-2009-L-87504

    Articles:
    1. Short title and commencement
    2. Definitions
    3. Prohibition on doing acts such as manhandling, lock-out and destruction
    4. Request for security
    5. Provisions relating to formation of committee
    6. Functions, duties and powers of the committee
    7. Name to be registered
    8. Fees to be paid
    9. Crossing name off the register
    10. Records to be updated
    11. Committee to bear expenses incurred in defense
    12. Provision of fund
    13. Use of fund
    14. Accounts and audit
    15. Punishment
    16. Government to be plaintiff
    17. Limitation
    18. Power to form sub-committee:
    19. Meeting allowance
    20. Delegation of powers
    21. Not to bar the taking of action in accordance with the laws in force
    22. Powers to frame Rules

  33. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence (Crime and Punishment) Act, 2066 (2009). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2009-04-27 | NPL-2009-L-87487

    Make provisions for the right of every person to live in a secure and dignified life, to prevent and control violence
    occurring within the family, includes provisions on penalties for domestic violence, and protection to the
    victims of violence.

  34. Nepal - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation Concerning the Conduct of Employees of the Civil Service, 2065 B.S. (2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-03-02 | NPL-2009-R-95079

  35. Nepal - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Immigration Procedures 2008. - Immigration Manual 2008

    Adoption: 2008-09-03 | NPL-2008-M-87471

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Provisions relating to functions, duties and powers
    Chapter 3. Provisions relating to arrival and departure
    Chapter 4. Procedures relating to the extension of validity of, and regularization of, tourist visa and issue and renewal of other visas
    Chapter 5. Procedures to be followed while issuing the trekking permit
    Chapter 6. Procedures relating to investigation into and action on immigration offences
    Chapter 7. Immigration Code of Conduct
    Chapter 8. Procedures to be followed on various matters and policy matters

    Repeals the Immigration Procedure, 2003.

  36. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Non-Resident Nepali Act, 2064 (2008). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2008-08-26 | NPL-2008-L-87496

    Provides legal provision to motivate non-resident Nepalis to take part in all round development of Nepal by enhancing their attachment towards Nepal.

  37. Nepal - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Foreign Employment Rules, 2064 (2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | NPL-2008-R-95077

  38. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Notice 1 of the Government of Nepal on the Minimum Wage for Agricultural Labour 2008. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | NPL-2008-L-95085

  39. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Foreign Employment Act, 2007 (Act No. 26 of the year 2042). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-09-05 | NPL-2007-L-78258

    Chapter 1 - Preliminary
    Chapter 2 - Provisions relating to foreign employment
    Chapter 3 - Provisions regarding the license
    Chapter 4 - Prior approval and selection of employees
    Chapter 5 - Provisions regarding training and classification of workers
    Chapter 6 - Provision Relating to Foreign Employment Welfare Fund
    Chapter 7 - Provision regarding Inspection & supervision
    Chapter 8 - Establishment of the Board and its Function, duties and Power
    Chapter 9 - Crime and Punishments
    Chapter 10 - Investigation and inquiry
    Chapter 11 - Procedure of the Law-suit and decision
    Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous

  40. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Constituent Assembly Court Act, 2064 (2007). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-08-19 | NPL-2007-L-87482

    Makes legal provisions for the constitution, jurisdiction and procedures of the Constituent Assembly Court to hear and settle petitions relating to the election of members of the Constituent Assembly.

  41. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act, 2064 (2007). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-07-24 | NPL-2007-L-87492

    Part 1. Preliminary
    Part 2. Provision of Offences and Investigation
    Part 3. Provision of Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation
    Part 4. Provision of Punishment and Compensation
    Part 5. Miscellaneous

    Repeals the Human Trafficking (Control) Act 2043.

  42. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Right to Information Act, 2064 (2007). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2007-07-21 | NPL-2007-L-87503

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Right to Information and Provision Regarding the Flow of Information
    Chapter 3. Provision Regarding Commission
    Chapter 4. Provision Regarding Protection of Information
    Chapter 5. Provision Regarding Punishment and Compensation
    Chapter 6. Miscellaneous

  43. Nepal - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Foreign Employment Regulations 2007 (2064).

    Adoption: 2007 | NPL-2007-R-78259

    Made under the authority of Section 85 of Foreign Employment Act 2007. Provides for selection of entity or workers and licensing.

  44. Nepal - - Constitution

    Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 (2007). - Text in English and Nepalese

    Adoption: 2007 | NPL-2007-C-78619

    The Constitution contains provisions for establishing the Republic of Nepal. Contains 25 Parts including Part 3 on Fundamental Rights.

  45. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Citizenship Act, 2063 (2006) (Act No. 25 of 2006). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-11-26 | NPL-2006-L-87479

    Amends and consolidates the laws relating to citizenship
    regarding acquisition termination of citizenship and other provisions.

  46. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Senior Citizens Act, 2063 (2006). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-11-24 | NPL-2006-L-87505

    Provides for the protection and social security of senior citizens.

  47. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2063 (2006). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-11-03 | NPL-2006-L-87481

  48. Nepal - - Law, Act

    Army Act, 2063 (2006) (Act No. 7 of 2006). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-09-28 | NPL-2006-L-87475

    Amends and consolidates the prevailing laws relating to the establishment, arrangement, control, use and mobilization of the Nepal Army for making the Nepal Army accountable to the people of Nepal.

  49. Nepal - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Notice of the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management, Minimum wages for labours of Tea Estate.

    Adoption: 2006-09 | Date of entry into force: 2006 | NPL-2006-R-75287

    Provides for minimum wages for workers engaged in Tea Estate. Different rates for minors (between 14 and 16 years of age).
    Repeals the Notice published in Part 54, 28(a+1) of Chapter 3 on 8 September 2003 in the Nepal Gazette.

  50. Nepal - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Notice of the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management, Minimum wages for labours except in the Tea Estate.

    Adoption: 2006-08 | Date of entry into force: 2006 | NPL-2006-R-75288

    Provides minimum wages for workers not engaged in Tea Estate. Different rates for minors (between 14 and 16 years of age).
    Repeals Notice published in Part 53, 28 (a+1) of Chapter 3 on 8 September 2003 in the Nepal Gazette.

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