Govt cuts fuel allowances being given to civil servants by 20 percent

Published On: April 18, 2022 06:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 18: The government has curtailed fuel allowances being provided to civil servants by 20 percent as a part of its effort to reduce import of petroleum products amid depleting foreign currency reserves in the state treasury.

In a circular sent to all government offices concerned on Monday, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), has stated that it is attempting to reduce expenses incurred on fuel from Monday through the end of the current fiscal year. 

A cabinet meeting held earlier on Wednesday had decided to cut the expenses incurred on petroleum products of all the government offices and public enterprises.

With the new decision coming into effect, the offices concerned will have to spend only 80 percent of the remaining budget under the heading. However, the provision is not applicable for the agencies related to development projects, securities, essential services and those part of the upcoming elections of the local bodies.


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