Ministry employees to contribute over Rs 12 million to flood victims

KATHMANDU: The employees of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) and bodies under it would contribute around Rs 12 million for the rescue and relief works in the aftermath of the flood and landslides that occurred in the country recently.

The meeting of the chiefs of all the bodies under the MoAD, chaired by Minister for Agricultural Development Ram Krishna Yadav, has  decided to contribute the amount by deducting from the salary of all employees, the Ministry stated.

Accordingly, five days' salary of the secretary at the Ministry, four days' salary of the joint-secretary, three days' salary of the under-secretary and officer level employees, two days' salary of the non gazetted first and second class officers and one day's salary of the classless employees would be deducted. The amount would be deposited in the Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.