Government declared July 20, 21 as public holiday

Kathmandu, July 17: The government has announced public holiday on July 20 and 21 for soliciting public feedback on the preliminary draft of a new constitution. The meeting of the Council of Ministers today decided to announce public holiday on these two days in view of the public opinion collection programmes as all lawmakers and government officials are busy in the feedback collecting 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 relatives of Kanchan Kumari Thakur of Bara Kalaiya who died in course of treatment. Thakur was a rape victim.    

Similarly, the meeting has decided to provide an equivalent financial support to the relatives of the Indian national Ashish Sah who was abducted and killed in Kalaiya. 

The meeting has appointed Dr Kula Bahadur Basnet as the Vice-chair 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 2073 BS and the term of Relief and Resettlement Unit by mid-January 2072 BS.

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 annually to Dr Swami Prapannacharya throughout his life.

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