The government decided to promote Deputy Inspector General of Armed Police Force Raju Aryal to the post of additional inspector general.

The government decided to this effect at yesterday's meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Likewise, the Cabinet has agreed to endorse the participation of National Planning Commission vice-chair Dr Bishwanath Poudel in the Raisina Dialogue, 2022 to be organised in New Delhi, India.

Sharing the Cabinet decisions here today, Minister of Communications and Information Technology and government Spokesperson Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said a talks team would be formed under the convenorship of a joint-secretary at the Ministry of Finance (International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division) to finalise the draft related to subsidised loan of US Dollar 80 million to be received from the World Bank for the drinking water, good governance and infrastructure support project.

The government decided to fix the support price of wheat at Rs 3,165 per quintal for the fiscal 2021-22 and completely ban the import of ten goods falling under the category of less necessary and luxury products, and those harmful to health.

Likewise, the meeting approved the proposal to provide nine ropani public land in Sindhupalchowk to Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality on lease.

A delegation under the leadership of Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has been granted permission to visit Bangladesh for an observation and study visit of the modality for irrigation management through the Barind Multipurpose Development.

The Council of Ministers decided to provide on lease 5-0- 12 bigha land plot registered in the name of the government at the erstwhile Prasauni Village Development Committee in Bara district to the Prasauni Technical Institute, Bara, and to give approval for using the national forests in Taplejung district for construction of the North-South Mulghat Dobhan Olangchungola road.

Likewise, the government has decided to give approval for using 1.9729 hectares national forest area from Deupur, Ward No 2 to Korunga, Ward No 3 of Modi Rural Municipality for construction of the transmission line of the Mid-Modi Hydroelectricity Project.

The government spokesperson said that the meeting had decided to give approval to the secretary at the Ministry of Forests and Environment Pem Narayan Kandel to participate in the 15th World Forestry Congress to be organised in Seoul, South Korea.

Likewise, it has taken a decision to approve the visit of a delegation to be led by Minister of Education, Science and Technology Devendra Paudel to Malaysia in the course of participating in the Education World Forum, 2022 to be organised in London, by The Education World Forum.

The government has also decided to approve the resignation tendered by Local Development Training Academy's executive director Pit Kumar Shrestha.

Among other decisions taken by the Council of Ministers' meeting include giving approval to a delegation led by Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha to visit Malaysia and the delegation led by the Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Roshan Pokharel to participate in the 'Annual Project Meeting on Mental Health' to be held in Oslo, Norway.

Likewise, the Council of Ministers has decided to pay the retirement benefits of employees with permanent appointment at the erstwhile District Development Committee Office from the existing welfare fund at the District Coordination Committee and to approve the organisation chart of the National Building Technology Research Centre and the Federal Secretariat Construction and Management Office, and the Phapla International Cricket Ground and Sports Village Infrastructure Development Committee (Formation) Order, 2021.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 28, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.