Nepal | June 07, 2020

Cabinet decisions disclosed

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, July 4

The Cabinet meeting held on June 27 has made various decisions regarding activities of the government. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota announced the government’s decisions at a press meet organised in Singha Durbar today.

The government has formed an eight-member talks team led by a joint secretary at the Ministry of Finance to accept subsidised loan by Asian Development Bank for improvement of the Bagmati River banks. The MoF has been authorised to obtain financial assistance from Germany.

The government has also decided to provide Rs 38.2 million to Nepal Drugs Limited as salary and allowance for its retired and other employees. The government has extended the deadline of a committee headed by the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police formed to investigate the guthi and government land for two additional months. “Nepal Engineering Council Act will be amended and published in the Nepal Gazette,” Minister Baskota said.

Employees of the Central Child Welfare Board and District Child Welfare Board will be adjusted. The government has also decided to promote three colonels to brigadier generals, and transfer 16 brigadier generals of the Nepali Army. Brigadier General (technical) Kamal Singh Pradhan, Colonel (technical) Shardlal Shrestha, and Lieutenant Colonel (technical) Dr Sinita Panta have been promoted.

The government has decided to lease out 0.22 hectares of forest land located in Khadananda Municipality of Bhojpur district to Upper Chirakhwa Khola Hydropower Project (470 megawatt) for 30 years. The government will provide dress allowance to staffers and assistant workers of early childhood development centres of public schools starting this fiscal. The government has also approved the Casino (Fourth Amendment) Rules-2019.

 


A version of this article appears in print on July 05, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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