Cabinet approves agreement to be inked with Bangladesh

Kathmandu, October 24

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Tuesday has made a 17-point decision with regard to various issues.

Speaking at a press conference organised in Singha Durbar today to disclose the Cabinet decisions, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota, who is also the government spokesperson, said the Council of Ministers had decided to grant approval to the Ministry of Finance to submit the Double Taxation Avoidance and Financial Evasion Prevention Agreement to be entered into between Nepal and Bangladesh.

Similarly, the Cabinet has fixed the minimum support price of mota dhan and madhyam dhan at Rs 2533.80 and Rs 2673.16 per quintal, for the fiscal 2019-20, respectively.

According to Minister Baskota, Engineer Tularam Paudel will be deputed to the Islamabad-based SAARC Energy Centre as a professional staff research fellow.

The Cabinet has also accepted the resignation of Brigadier General Bhuwan Bahadur Adhikari Chhetri and Colonel Ashish Upadhyay of Nepali Army.

Likewise, the Right to Employment (First Amendment) Act-2019, Digital Nepal Framework-2019, National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (Fifth Amendment) Rules-2019, Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Republic Memorial Management and Operation Development Committee Formation Order-2019 and Marrakesh Treaty-2013, have been approved.

Joint Secretary Ram Krishna Subedi has been promoted to the post of secretary. In yet another decision, the Cabinet has granted approval for review of non-tax rates.

The government will amend the decision relating to minimum valuation of land made by the committee as referred to in Rule 5b (1) of Land Revenue Rules.

Likewise, the government has directed Nepal Telecommunication Authority to manage the overhead electricity and telephone wires inside Kathmandu valley and carry out project activities for construction of postal highways in Karnali Province and the Far-western Province.