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Leave Policy in Nepal

Updated on:
16 Jan, 2024
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Introduction

Nepal has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. The country has transitioned from a predominantly agricultural economy to a diversified and industrialized one. 

One of the primary advantages of expanding your business in Nepal is its strategic location. Situated between two of the world’s most populous countries, China and India, it provides easy access to the vibrant markets in South and East Asia. 

A key aspect of establishing a business in Nepal involves familiarity with its employee leave policies. Nepal offers various leave options for employees to address their rights and personal needs. These leave policies cover annual vacations, illness, family bereavement, childbirth, and parental responsibilities.

Understanding these leave entitlements helps you effectively manage your workforce and ensure compliance with Nepalese labor laws. Learn about leave policy in Nepal with this comprehensive guide. 

Adoption Leave in Nepal

  • Currently, there is no provision for adoption leave in Nepal.

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Earned Leave in Nepal

  • Every employee in Nepal is entitled to earned leave, also called paid home leave. It is calculated as one day for every 20 days worked. 
  • Workers employed in educational institutions or those granted summer or winter leave are exempted from receiving earned leave in Nepal.
  • The earned leave entitlement can be accrued or saved for up to a maximum period of 36 days.

Maternity Leave in Nepal

  • In Nepal, all pregnant women with a job are entitled to maternity leave, regardless of how long they've been employed. This applies to their first two pregnancies. 
  • Female employees are granted 14 weeks (98 days) of maternity leave in Nepal.
  • The employee must begin her maternity leave at least two weeks before the expected delivery date and continue it for at least six weeks after the delivery date.
  • During this period, individuals are entitled to compensation for 60 days, while the remaining period is not compensated. 
  • In cases where a medical professional recommends additional rest for the health of the mother or the baby post-delivery, employers are required to grant an additional unpaid leave for up to one month.
  • There's a special provision that allows additional maternity leave if both a woman's first two children sadly pass away.

Parental Leave in Nepal

Paternity Leave in Nepal

  • Male employees are entitled to 15 days of paid paternity leave in Nepal.
  • If a new father tragically loses his wife within 60 days of childbirth, his employer must grant him paid leave to care for their newborn baby. This leave covers the remaining 60 days.

Public Holidays in Nepal

Employees are entitled to the following public holidays in Nepal.

Holiday Date
Prithvi Jayanti January 11
Maghe Sankranti January 15
Martyrs’ Day January 30
Sonam Losar February 10
Ghyalpo Losar February 11
Prajatantra Diwas February 19
International Women’s Day March 8
Maha Shivaratri March 8
Ghode Jatra April 8
Ramjan Edul Fikra April 10
Nepali New Year April 13
Ram Navami April 16
Loktantra Diwas April 24
Worker’s Day May 1
Buddha Jayanti May 23
Ganatantra Diwas May 29
Edul Aajaha Jun 17
Raksha Bandhan August 19
Gai Jatra August 20
Gaura Parba August 26
Shree Krishna Janmashtami August 26
Hartalika Teej September 6
Nijamati Sewa Diwas September 7
Rishi Panchami September 8
Indra Jatra September 17
Constitution Day September 19
Ghatasthapana October 3
Fulpati October 10
Maha Ashtami October 11
Maha Navami October 12
Vijaya Dashami October 13
Ekadashi October 14
Dwadashi October 15
Kojagrat Purnima October 17
Laxmi Puja November 1
Govardhan Puja November 2
Bhai Tika November 3
Chhath Puja November 7
Guru Nanak Jayanti November 15
Udhauli Parva December 15
Christmas December 25
Tamu Losar December 30

Sick Leave Policy in Nepal

  • Under the sick leave policy in Nepal, employees are granted 12 days of sick leave per year.
  • During sick leave, employees receive their full salary.
  • If any employee requests sick leave for more than seven days, they must provide a medical certificate issued by a doctor recognized by the government.
  • In case of sudden illness, employees must promptly inform their managers through the quickest available means.

Casual Leave in Nepal

  • Civil employees are entitled to 12 days of casual leave in Nepal. This includes six days of casual leave and six days of festive leave.
  • However, this leave cannot be accumulated and taken in the next year.

Special Leave in Nepal

  • Employees without other types of leave may be eligible for special unpaid leave for 30 days per year. 
  • However, this unpaid leave should not exceed 60 days throughout the entire service period. 

Other leaves

Weekly leave

  • Under the leave policy in Nepal, employees are entitled to one day off each month. 

Bereavement leave

Obsequies leave

  • Employees in Nepal are entitled to a maximum of 15 days of obligatory leave to observe funeral rites and rituals. 

Educational leave

  • A total number of ten days of educational leave per year is granted to employees, specifically during annual examinations. 

Festival leave

  • Under the labor laws in Nepal, civil employees get six days of festival leave per year.
  • Like casual leave, festival leave cannot be accumulated and utilized in the next year.

Substitution leave

  • Employees who have worked on a day of weekly or public holiday leave are compensated with substitute leave within 21 days of the date on which they were engaged in work. 

Extra-ordinary leave

  • Civil employees in Nepal are granted extraordinary leave.
  • The duration of this leave should not exceed one year at a time and up to three years in total, during the employee’s service period. 
  • Before taking extra-ordinary leave in Nepal, employees must apply to the appropriate authority, citing their reasons for requesting it.

Sabbatical leave

Easily Navigate the Leave Policy in Nepal with Skuad

Navigating the complexities of global employment requires expertise and insight. With Skuad, you can benefit from the expert guidance of our people ops partners, who possess deep knowledge and experience in the field. 

Whether you need assistance with employee engagement strategies or want to ensure compliance with local labor laws, including leave policies, our seasoned professionals are here to help you in every step of this journey.

Additionally, our 24/5 client support ensures that your queries, concerns, or needs are addressed promptly and efficiently, no matter your time zone.

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FAQs

Q1: How many leaves are there in Nepal?

Ans: In Nepal, various types of leave are granted to employees based on different circumstances and needs. These include annual leave, maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, and unpaid leave, among others. 

Q2: How many vacation days are in Nepal?

Ans: Employees in Nepal can avail of one day of leave for every 20 days worked. 

Q3: What is the leave encashment policy in Nepal?

Ans: Employees are permitted to encash home and sick leave for a maximum of 90 days and 45 days at the time of termination. 

Q4: What is the labor policy in Nepal?

Ans: Labor policy in Nepal encompasses various laws and regulations designed to protect the rights and interests of employees and ensure fair employment practices. It includes minimum wage, working hours, and leave entitlements, among others.

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