Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti (Calendar Determination Committee) has decided to seek clarification from 12 calendar publishers for publishing without permission from the committee.

Publishing calendars without approval from the committee is subject to punishment as per the directive approved by the Cabinet meeting on 4 January 2021.

The committee's first meeting decided to seek clarifications orally from the calendar makers in question in the first phase, said committee Executive Director Surya Prasad Dhungel.

The calendars that have been published without the committee's approval include three paatros - Nepal, Muktinath and Jwala - and nine wall calendars - Gorkha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Helping Society Saving and Credit Cooperatives Limited, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Tengal, Artha Bridhi Multipurpose Cooperatives Limited, New Road, Kathmandu, Satya Devi Sound System Service, Nilkantha Municipality, Dhading, Timalsina Samaj Central Office, Kathmandu, Dhanprapti Multipurpose Cooperatives Limited, New Road, Kathmandu, Swornim Bhabishya Saving and Credit Cooperatives Limited, Tokha Municipality-7, Kathmandu, Nokpin House, New Road, Kathmandu and Krishna Mohana, Gaushala, Sudurpaschim Province.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 14, 2022, of The Himalayan Times