Govt’s policy, programme endorsed

Kathmandu, May 5

The Cabinet today endorsed the draft of government’s policy and programme for the new fiscal year 2016/17 to be presented at the Legislature Parliament by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

According to Minister for Industry Som Prasad Pandey, the President would present the government’s policy and programme at the House on May 8.

The government also endorsed the first amendment bill of the Public Procurement Act so as to ease the reconstruction of the structures damaged by the earthquake.

The Cabinet determined Rs 19,500 as minimum monthly wage for the working journalists of the national media,

Rs 14,400 for other workers of the national media and Rs 14,100 for working journalists of other mediahouses. Cabinet decided that the government would construct second International Airport at Nijgadh in Bara with its own resources.