Public holiday on July 20, 21 to collect feedback on draft constitution

KATHMANDU: The government has announced public holiday on July 20 and 21 with an aim to collect public feedback on the preliminary draft of new constitution.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers today decided to announce public holiday for two days in order to facilitate the collection of public opinion on the draft constitution as all lawmakers and government officials are busy in the feedback collection programmes since today.

Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal, also the spokesperson of the government, informed that the government decided to provide Rs 600,000 financial support to the bereaved family of rape victim Kanchan Kumari Thakur of Bara Kalaiya who died in course of treatment.

Similarly, the meeting has decided to provide financial support of equal amount to the family of Indian national Ashish Sah, who was abducted and killed in Kalaiya.


Meanwhile, the Cabinet decided to appoint Dr Kula Bahadur Basnet as the Vice-Chairmain of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), and promoted Dr Kiran Regmi and Dr Madhudev Bhattarai to the twelfth rank in the Nepal Health Service.

Likewise, the meeting has extended the term of Local Peace Committee by the mid-July next year, and the term of Relief and Resettlement Unit by mid-January next year.

The meeting extended the term of Executive Vice-chair of the Poor Household Support Board as well. Similarly, the meeting further decided to provide Rs 30,000  monthly to Dr Swami Prapannacharya throughout his life.