Give birth to a girl, get insurance of Rs 100,000: CM Raut

Published On: December 30, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Dec 30: In view of implementing the 'Beti Bachau, Beti Padhau' (save girl, educate girl) campaign launched by Province 2 government, Chief Minister Mohammad Lalbabu Raut on Saturday announced that the provincial government will cover the cost of insurance worth Rs 100,000 for every girl born from mid-January onward.

CM Raut publicly announced that the provincial government has proposed a program under which every girl born after mid-January in eight selected municipalities of the province will benefit from the insurance scheme.

According to the chief minister, Province 2 government has selected eight municipalities – one each from each of the eight districts of the province – in the first phase of the program.

CM Raut also claimed that the works relating to finalizing the Civil Servants' Act, Public Service Commission Act, and Women's Empowerment Act are being carried out in a good pace and will soon be passed by the Provincial Assembly.

“We have ensured the participation of all the castes and religions in the acts,” CM Raut said, “We have also made sure that 50 percent of the participants will be female.” He informed that the provincial government is in a state where it is ready to table the bills for different acts to be passed by the provincial assembly.

CM Raut also stressed the need for cooperation between all units of the province for the overall development.

Claiming that he had envisaged transformation the province through the construction of bridges and roads from the very day he was sworn in as the chief minister, Raut said, “We need to ensure the rights of the people along with construction of infrastructures in order to transform the province.”

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