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1.    Full official title and initials or acronym of your organization: Nepal Inclusive Trade Union Confederation (NITUF)
2.    Full Address of your organization: Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ward No. 32, Charkhal, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
3.    a.     Telephone Number: +977-1-9849776755, 9851223555
b.    Fax No. 977-1-4424222
c.    Electronic Address: E-mail: nituf7@yahoo.com, info@nituf.org
d.     Website: www.nituf.org
e. P.O. Box: 23658
4.     Registration Date: 27 May, 2007
5.     Name of the principal officer to whom all communications are to be addressed: President, Mr. Indra Deo Mishra
        Communications will be sent in: English
6.     Name of principal officers of the organization:
        President:             Indra Deo Mishra
        V. President: -      Er. Bhagwan jha
        G. Secretary: -     Dr. Gunanand Pathak
        Secretary: -          Mr. Dhir Prasad Bhandari
7.    Title of Principal executive body and names of members:
          President: -           Mr. Indra Deo Mishra
        V. President: -         Er. Bhagwan jha
        G. Secretary: -        Dr. Gunanand Pathak
        Secretary: -             Mr. Dhir Prasad Bhandari
        Treasurer:-             Mrs. Saroj Bhardwaj       
       Members:-               Mr. Tulasi Ram Kafle
               "                         Mr. Ram Babu Thakur
               "                         Mr. Ramanand Pandit
               "                         Mr. Manoj Kumar Karna
               "                         Mr. Satendra Kumar Karna
               "                         Mr. Ram Pukar Mahato
               "                         Mrs. Bechani Mandal
               "                         Mrs. Laxmi Devi
               "                         Mr. Siwa Sada
               "                         Mr. Binesh Yadav
               "                         Mr. Ram Parikshan Mahato
               "                         Mr. Ram Prasad Mahato
               "                         Mr. Ram Kailash Yadav
               "                         Mrs. Sarita Jha
(12 Members are the presidents of affiliated associations)
8. Membership
a. Declared Membership: 121100 Members, as at September 1, 2013

Age    Men    Women    Total    Percentage of the total    Date of Count
                Men    Women   
Under 25    31050    11000    42050    73.8    26.2    1-Sep-08
25 and over    60050    19000    79050    76.0    24.0    1-Sep-08
Total    91100    30000    121100               
b. Paying Membership: 42000 Members
c. Proportion of Membership in relation to national workforce: 1.2%
d. Women’s participation in the national workforce:.03 %
9. Financial Strength
a.    Membership dues in relation to pay/salary: flat NRs. 20/per year in Nepalese Currency
b.    Proportion of membership dues or fees allocated to national centre: 25% of total dues
c.    Percentage of income received from dues in relation to overall annual income: 90% of total income
d.    Does your organization receive external allocations: Not any
10. Relationship of organization with:
a.    The government: We are working with the government of Nepal as a National Level trade union federation. We are nominated as a member in National Labour Advisory Board under the chairmanship of the Minister of Labour and Transport Management, the Government of Nepal. Likewise, we are working as a member of tripartite committee for solving and discussing with the government and the employer in the labour specific issues.
b.    Political parties in general: In general, we are not directly related to any political parties of Nepal. We are free to make the any decision related to Nepalese workers. We are not bound to any political decision made by any political parties of Nepal. Therefore, we have equal-distance relationship with all the political parties of Nepal in general.
11.    We do not have any formal links or standing alliance with any political decision.
12.    Name, address, membership and tendencies of other trade union centres in our country:
13.    Our National Congress will be in every four year and our coming National Congress will be held in 2013.
14.    Main results of last National Congress
a.      Leadership Elections
       The congress approved to continue the founder executive committee till other congress.
b.    Programmes
      The national congress mainly focused its programmes in the following areas:
a.    Organize more unit level trade unions in the formal and informal sectors of the country.
b.    Expand the relationships with the national and international trade unions.
c.    Pressurize to the government to implement the ILO Convention No. 87 in favor of the Nepalese workers.
d.    Focus to reform the existing Labour Act, Trade Union Act and Bonus Act as per the country situation and the ILO conventions.
e.    Work with other national level trade unions for drafting of Collective Bargaining Act and also lobby with concerned stakeholders.
15.    List of constituent unions with particulars of their latest membership figures
Sectors included in the organization    Membership
Agriculture and food, Hotel Restaurants Catering Services, Tobacco    60000
Building and woodworking    6000
Chemical - Energy-Mine and General Workers    7000
Education and Teaching Profession    6000
Journalists    600
Metal Industry    7000
Public Services    5500
Skills and Services (Commerce, Electricity, Finance, Gaming, Media-Entertainments and Arts-Graphical, Hair and Beauty, Telecom, Cleaning, Security, Postal, Tourism),     6000
Textiles and Clothing, Garment & Leather    7000
Transport    6000
Informal Economy    10000
16.    The Governing Body of our organization took the decision to affiliate with .......
17.    We are trying to affiliate with the following trade union organization international:
18.    Further more detail of our organization is published in our website: www.nituf.org
19.    Attachments
a.    Constitution
The main part of the constitution is mentioned under:
Whereas, it is compulsory to protect and promote rights and interests of the workers across the country, as well as institutionally develop the organizational base; It is strongly believed that the inclusive society under democratic system can be established with the mobilization of organized laborers; And whereas, to work for the just, rights of workers, global peace, human rights and democratic system of workers; And whereas, this constitution has been made and promulgated to affiliate Trade Unions across the country establishing a national level independent Trade Union Federation with political, lingual, ethnical and gender indiscrimination
1. To stand for incorporation of democratic system, character and decorum among laborers’ sector for establishment of democratic organizations, ideals and norms, considering that the protection and promotion of laborers’ class interests and rights may be guaranteed only in the full democratic set up in the country.
2. To organize scattered and unorganized laborers and Trade Unions of the different sectors of the state without any discrimination on the political, lingual, cast and gender ground.
3. To be active to heighten the economic life standard of laborers assisting to the industrial development of the nation for strengthening national economy. 4. To develop and extend the democratic labor movement.
5. To assist the laborer and management for developing the bilateral relationship between them.
6. To be active to create genuine atmosphere to use the unutilized labor force of the country at productive sector facilitating to the general people.
7. To be active to legalize the Trade Unions.
8. To represent of laborer class relating to it.
9. To circulate information relating to labor expanding labor market.
10. To develop cordial and brotherhood relationship between those national and international organizations who consist the same strategy and doctrine.
11. To pressurize the government to increase and make increased employment and employment creating sectors.

12. To organize and participate at national and international standard trainings, workshops and seminars for employment improvement.
13. To operate necessary and appropriate programs for the interest and protection of laborers and their families.

14. To be active for global peace, human rights and ecological conservation.
15. To do miscellaneous social activities such as social security, elimination of child labor and gender equality.

Institutional Membership
(a) Nepal Inclusive Trade Union Confederation (NITUF), (it is said NITUF aftermath) can issue the institutional membership applied by national Union of Trade Unions of the workers of same purpose receiving the sum of Rs. 501/- as an entrance fee. But the issue of membership should be approved by National Convention.
(b) As mentioned at section (a), all district committees of National Union should pay the annual membership fee as the basis of Rs. 20 per member at the district committee of (NITUF) at installment basis or collectively.
The structure of NITUF shall be as follows
(a) District Committee
(b) National Committee
District Committee
(a) The district convention shall elect a fourteen member committee including president-1, and 13 members. One member shall be nominated by president from among them, which contains a fifteen member committee in total.
(b) The elected president shall nominate vice-president-1, secretary-1, joint secretary-1, and treasurer-1, from amongst elected and nominated members.
(c) The district committee presidents of affiliated Unions shall have ex-officio member in the district committee of NITUF.
National Committee
(a) National Convention shall elect a twenty-one member committee including president, and 17 members by hall and nominated 3 members by president.
(b) The elected president shall select portfolios amongst elected members as follows: vice-president-1, secretary general-1, secretary-1, treasurer-1, and other posts as per necessity.
(c) The presidents of affiliated National Unions shall have ex-officio of National Committee.
The tenure of service.
The tenure of service of the members of NITUF shall have four years from the date of election.
Economic Policies
1. NITUF shall have own separate fund containing following amounts.
(a) The membership fees paid by affiliated Unions.
(b) The membership fees paid by Unions selected as clause-10.2(b) of the constitution.
(c) The grants and aids donated by national and international governmental and non- governmental organizations.
(d) The donation collected for NITUF and vivid profits earned by itself.
(e) The sum received by different programs organized by it.
2. All expenditures of NITUF shall be bore as accordance with the sub-clause-21.1.
3. A bank account shall be operated at the name of NITUF and total fund shall be deposited at the account.
4. (a) The bank account by sub clause-21.3, shall be operated by the joint signature of president or secretary general and treasurer in national committee and president or secretary and treasurer at district committee.
(b) The secretary general shall operate the bank account only if the national committee president is absent.
Accountancy and Auditing
1. The accountancy of NITUF shall establish as double entry system.
2. The annual audit report shall be submitted at related convention or council after getting audited by registered auditor.
3. The appointment and pay of auditor shall be as approved by related convention or council.
4. Every committee should maintain accountancy of income and expenses. The report of income and expenses ultimately should dispatch to national committee by district committees, annually.
5. The other necessary economic policies of NITUF shall be as mentioned by economic regulation.
Amendment of the Constitution
The two third majority of National Convention shall amend articles of the constitution ratifying the proposal of amendment. But the amendment shall not be placed beyond the main sprit of proposal.
Affiliated Associations
Twelve associations are affiliated as follows.
1. Nepal Industrial Workers Association. (Regd. No 171)
2. Nepal Self Employment Workers Association. (Regd. No 167)
3. Nepal Agriculture Workers Association. (Regd. No. 168)
4. Nepal Thanka workers Association. (Regd. No. 170)
5. Nepal Tailor Workers Association. (Regd. No. 94)
6. Nepal Butcher Workers Association. (Regd. No. 93)
7. Nepal Construction Workers Organization. (Regd. No. 112)
8. Nepal Hotel Workers Association. (Regd. No. 175)
9. Nepal Gold and Silver workers Association. (Regd. No. 169)
10 .Nepal Barbars Society Association. (Regd. No. 172)
11. Nepal Transport Workers Association. (Regd.No 173)
12. Nepal Shop workers Association. (Regd. No. 174)
b.    Latest Report on Activities
As a newly founded organization, we are under the process of expanding our organization. Besides this, we are mobilizing the workers and campaigning for the protection of worker’s right by the constitution through Constituent Assembly. The federation also working for the rehabilitation of workers who have affected from the armed conflict of the Maoists.
c.    The Programme of our last congress
Details have been mentioned in No. 14.
20.    Special information on the situation on the situation in our country with regard to:
Labour Legislation:
Since Nepal is one of the least developed countries of the world, the process of socio-economic development is far behind in comparison to others. Agriculture is the major occupation in a dominating position, which alone contributes 40.2 per cent of the GDP and provides employment to 81 per cent of the labour force, while industry & services engage 2.7 & 16.3 per cent of the labour force in Nepal. But agriculture is based on traditional technology and the nature of the employment in it is mainly self-employment. Actually, the labour force in wage employment in Nepal is 21 per cent, whereas self- employed labour force is 79 per cent. This dominance of self- employment and informal sector was much more significant in the past. Therefore, the development of labour legislation in Nepal had been very slow. It is only after 1990, particularly after the reinstatement of multiparty democracy in Nepal that the fast growth of trade union organizations and other types of organizations could become possible in the new open environment. As a result, the collective voice for the rejection of the old outdated labour law Factory & Factory Workers’ Act 1959 was recognized and has been replaced by the new one, i.e. Labour Act 1992. Similarly, in order to ease and rationalize the organizational activities, Trade Union Act 1992 has also been enacted. Consequently, Labour Regulations 1993 & Trade Union Regulations1993 have also been brought out to implement the objectives and provisions of the two Acts. Others are Bonus Act 1973 and Foreign Employment Act 1985 in this regard.
Organization of Trade Unions
According to existing labour law the workers can organize the following trade unions
Plant level: Plant level trade unions can be organized at the plant level where, more than 10 workers work as workers. According to the law 25 % of total workers can organize their plant level trade union.
Association Level/Sectorial National Level: The workers working in the similar trade can organize association level trade unions affiliating minimum 5000 workers or 5000 workers in 20 district for agricultural workers or 500 members in any un-organize workers of informal sector or 50 plant level similar registered trade union units.
Federation level: Federation level trade unions can be organized affiliating 6 national associations having more than 5000 members or 50 plant level unit trade unions and 10 association level trade unions.
Labour Rights
 The trade unions have the collective bargain rights when they are elected as a Collective Bargaining Agent at the plant level.
Social Security
A few provisions of social security have been included in the Labour Act 1992. Among them are sick leave, maternity leave of 45 days, workmen’s compensation, provident fund & gratuity as the old age benefit, and some OSH provisions. Besides, Childcare centres, canteen and welfare officer in every enterprise are other provisions. But this Act covers the establishments with more than 10 workers & the industrial estates and hence too limited in its coverage. Moreover, the responsibility of these provisions is solely left to the employers. The schemes of social insurance or security based on funds created by the tripartite contributions of workers, employers and the government are non-existent. Thus, we are in a phase of infancy with regard to social security.
For more detail on the Labour Act of Nepal:
Labour Act: http://www.moltm.gov.np/opensection.php?secid=373
Trade Union Act: http://www.moltm.gov.np/opensection.php?secid=3734
Bonus Act: http://www.moltm.gov.np/opensection.php?secid=389
a.    General social, economic and political condition:
Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal is located between the latitude 26*22’ to 30*27’ North and longitude 80*4’ E to 88*12’ East, and elevation ranges from 90 to 8848 meters. The average length being 885 km east to west and the average breadth is 193 km from north to south. The country is bordering between the two most populous countries in the world, India in the East, South, and West, and China in the North.
Nepal is a land locked country and home place of natural beauty with traces of artifacts. The Northern range (Himalayas) is covered with snow over the year where the highest peak of the world, the Mount Everest, stands. The middle range (Hill) is captured by gorgeous mountains, high peaks, hills, valleys and lakes. Southern range (Terai) is the gangaitic plain of alluvial soil and consist of dense forest area, national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas. The temperature and rainfall differ from place to place. In the geographic diversity and varied climatic conditions 23.2 million people of more than 60 caste/ethnic groups are accommodated in the country. Nepal presents an example of being united in diversity over the history and has maintained it’s pride as being an independent sovereign state.
Nepal is a democratic republic country where people exercise right of adult franchise. The executive, legislative and judiciary bodies function and exercise their rights independently. Now Nepal is under the process of preparing peoples’ constitution through the constituent assembly. The constituent assembly has been constituted by the constituent assembly election 2008. The elected Prime Minister heads the government.
Geographically, the country is divided in three regions; Mountain, Hill and Terai accommodating 7.44 and 49 % of the population respectively. Based on area of districts these regions constitute 35, 42 and 23% of the total land area. There are 5 development regions and 75 administrative districts. Districts are further divided into smaller units, called Village Development committee (VDC) and Municipality. Currently, there are 3914 VDCs and 58 Municipalities in the country. Each VDC is composed of 9 wards, Municipality ward ranges from 9 to 35. Kathmandu is the capital city.
Nepal is the member of the United Nations and has established diplomatic relation with 113 (Jun 2001) countries of the world. Major export commodities are paste, Pulses, oil Cake, Catechu, Jute good Sacking, Twins, Carpets (Hand knitted wollen), Readymade garments, handicrafts, ginger.
Economic growth of the country has not improved markedly over time to over take population growth. As the country estimated population growth is 2.3 per annum, the gain achieved by developmental activities has been concealed by growing population. Little over half (57%)of the population of working age reported economically active in 1991 and among them 81% were engaged in agricultural activities. Contribution of non-agricultural activities are gradually increasing in the GDP. Per capita GDP is estimated in the order of US $ 1,347.62 (preliminary estimate) for 2013. The currency is Nepalese Rupee