Govt to compensate Sept 23 crash victims

Kathmandu, October 31:

The government yesterday decided to provide compensation of one million rupees each to the family members of State Minister late Gopal Rai and, his wife Meena Rai and other victims of the September 23 helicopter crash in Faledada of Taplejung.

Addressing a press briefing held to inform about the decisions by the yesterday’s Council of Ministers, State Minister for Information and Communication, Dilendra Prasad Badu today said the government officers, who died in the crash have been promoted posthumously so their families would get higher pension and the victims’ children would get government freeship for education.

The Cabinet also decided to request the government of South Korea to recognise Nepal as a source country under Employment Permit System. It has also decided to form a directory committee with representatives from ministries of Labour and Transport Management, Industries, Commerce and Supplies, Finance, Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs as well as from the Department of Labour and Employment Promotion (DLEP) to draft the final document for memorandum of understanding in this regard.

Badu informed that Deputy PM KP Sharma Oli is scheduled for an official visit to India from November 5 to 11.

The Cabinet has nominated Jamuna Krishna Tamrakar as the chairman of the Herbs Production and Processing Company Ltd, while Dr Krishna Chandra Paudel had been nominated as the chairman of Timber Corporation temporarily.

The government has also decided to sign a loan contract with Asian Development Bank, which will provide Nepal with Rs 4.66 billion to implement rural financial sector development.

From now onwards, the chief secretary will certify the nomination of Chief Justice, Justice of Supreme Court, members of Judicial Council and other major legal intuitions, as per the Authentication of Public Documents Regulations 2063.

No Constitution Day!

KATHMANDU: The October 30 Cabinet meeting has decided not to celebrate the Constitution Day this year and has cancelled the public holiday on the day which falls on November 9.

“It is not necessary to celebrate the Constitution Day as the country is not functioning according to it, rather we have made major changes in the norms of the constitution after the Jana Andolan II,” State Minister for Information and Communications Dilendra Prasad Badu said on Tuesday . — HNS