KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The office-bearers of the Election Commission (EC) will donate the amounts equal to their seven days’ salaries to the people affected by an earthquake on November 3.
A meeting of EC held on Wednesday took the decision to provide amounts equal to seven days' salary of chief commissioner and commissioners.
Similarly, secretaries and joint secretaries of the EC's province and district offices will donate the amounts equal to their three days' salaries to the quake victims while undersecretaries and section officers will provide the amounts equal to their two day's salary. Similarly, other employees will provide the amounts equal to their one day's salary, said the Commission spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Paudel. The donated funds will be distributed through the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund, he said.
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter at Ramidanda in Jajarkot district occurred on November 3 killing at least 153 people and injuring over 300 others. More than 26,500 private houses were completely destroyed, and over 35,400 houses were partially in the tragedy.