Kathmandu, August 11
A Cabinet meeting held today at the prime minister’s office in Singha Durbar decided to instruct Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Supply to control inflation, black marketing and artificial shortage and selling of substandard goods, according to Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
The Cabinet instructed Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to bring a proposal to amend law and include more stringent provisions to control black marketing, selling of substandard goods and artificial shortage, said Mahara.
Meanwhile, PM Dahal today determined the portfolios of three new ministers who were appointed on Monday.
Dipak Bohara (Rastriya Parjatantra Party) will be Minister of Supplies, Bikram Pande (RPP) Minister of Land Reform and Management and Jaya Dev Joshi (CPN-United) Minister of Population and Environment.
The PM also appointed Chandra Prakash Khanal his political adviser. He is former deputy commander of Maoist fighters.
He was appointed by amending a provision of good governance regulation, according to which the PM’s adviser should have master’s degree, along with five years of experience in the related field. Khanal’s education does not meet the requirement.
“He was appointed to the post by assessing his over 30 years of experience and contribution to national politics,” said PM’s Personal Secretary Ramesh Malla.
A version of this article appears in print on August 12, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.