December 10, 2023, Sunday
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Govt. decides to accept US$ 100 million World Bank credit

The Nepal Weekly
August 16, 2022

The government has decided to accept Rs 12.7 billion ($100 million) development policy credit (DPC) announced by the World Bank with a view to creating enabling environment for Nepal’s green, climate-resilient and inclusive development pathway.

Similarly, a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on August 11 decided to accept a grant of around Rs 2.1 billion (2,256 million Japanese Yen) to be provided by Japan for the project of the restoration of irrigation system in the eastern part of the country, said the government’s spokesperson Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, also Minister for Communications and Information Technology, at a press conference organized here today to make public the decisions taken by the meeting.

The Cabinet also approved the new pay scale and grades under civil servants of all levels, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, parliament service and teachers at community schools. It came into effect from 17 July, 2022.

Fifty-one temporary quotas of Gazetted class for the fiscal year, 2022/23 under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, 58 under the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and 20 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development have been passed.

Similarly, the government has decided to annul the Nepali citizenship issued in the name of Nasim Rayeen (certificate number 15-01-71-05740) on November 24, 2014 and not to recognise the person as a Nepali citizen.

The government has announced the areas affected by floods in the Saptakoshi River as disaster-hit zones.   

It has agreed to allow the use of the one-third land being used by the District Coordination Committee, Parbat, at Kushma Municipality-13, for the construction of Kushma Municipality’s administrative building.

Similarly, the meeting approved 355 posts of Gazetted class officials towards the temporary service under the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport for the current fiscal year followed by 23 temporary posts of the same class for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Likewise, 15 temporary posts of gazetted class under the Ministry of Youth and Sports have also been endorsed.

The government has approved the National Games Operation (First Amendment) Guidelines, 2022. The government is also sending a formal invitation to the Chief of the Indian Army for a visit to Nepal.

The Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has been given approval to participate on behalf of Nepal in the programme being organized by the US Department of Energy from November 14 to 18.

Likewise, the Council of Ministers has taken a decision to give consent to the Minister for Communication and Information Technology to participate in a program of the International Telecommunication Union to be held in Bucharest, Romania from September 26 to October 14. A decision was also taken to change Annex 3 of the Nepal Health Service Regulations, 2055 BS and to publish a notice regarding the same in the Nepal Gazette.

The Cabinet has also decided to give approval to the Secretary of the National Planning Commission (NPC) to take part in a United Nations programme to take place between August 23 and 25 in Bangkok, Thailand.