Preparations afoot to amend act related to political parties

KATHMANDU: The government has started preparations to amend an act related to political parties  to bring all parties on board the second round of local level elections scheduled for June 28.

Today's meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Singhadurbar decided to register the bill  in the Legislature-Parliament to bring the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal on board the elections.

Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that the meeting also approved the Switzerland visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari scheduled for June 13.

President Bhandari is leaving for Geneva at the invitation of Director General of the International Labour Organisation, where she is scheduled to address the 106th session of International Labour Conference as the chief speaker.

Similarly, the meeting has also given permission to provide grants worth Rs 265.3 million to 20 civil servants aspiring for study at various universities of Japan under 'Japan Development Studies'.