Kathmandu, November 7

The government has decided to deploy Nepali Army for the security of by-elections scheduled to be held on November 30.

Speaking at a press meet organised in Singha Durbar today to disclose decisions of the Cabinet meetings convened on November 3, 4 and 7, government Spokesperson and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota said the government would mobilise NA to ensure enhanced security in the by-elections of the House of Representatives, Provincial Assembly and Local Levels.

The NA will provide necessary assistance to Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department.

The Cabinet meeting also approved the criteria for distribution of royalty to be collected from natural resources among the federal, provincial and local levels. The government has authorised the Ministry of Finance to amend the Excise Duty Rules-2002, and increase or decrease tax rate according to Section 18 (1) of the Finance Act-2019.

The government has decided to transfer the ownership of 282 ropani public land situated in Godavari Municipality to the Ministry of Urban Development for the construction of a convention hall with 1,000 seating capacity. The government has decided to accept subsidised loan of approximately Rs 13.62 billion from the World Bank for Youth Employment Transformation Initiative Project.

Lieutenant Colonel Gopal Prasad Sigdel has been promoted to the post of colonel.

The government has approved the 13th South Asian Games Organisation and Management (First Amendment) Procedure. A talk team was formed lead by the chief of International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division at the Ministry of Finance, to hold dialogue regarding acceptance of loan equivalent to USD 112.3 million proposed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, for upgradation and expansion of electric power distribution system.