National Assembly member election to be held on January 26

Published On: November 20, 2021 03:45 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government has slated the date for election for the members of the National Assembly on January 26. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday took this decision.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology and the government’s Spokesperson Gyanendra Bahadur Karki informed the media on Friday that the meeting had decided to allow the forthcoming participation of Nepali delegation to be led by CIAA Chief Prem Kumar Rai in the ninth conference of the country's party to the UN Convention against Corruption. 

Similarly, the meeting decided to nominate Deputy Auditor-General Baikuntha Bahadur Adhikari, Joint Secretary Baburam Subedi and Joint Comptroller General Umakant Acharya as the ex-officio members of Nepal Chartered Accountants.

The government decided to accept 60 million US dollars as grants to be provided by the Asian Development Bank for the electric grid modernization project.

Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Hydro Resources and Irrigation, Sagar Kumar Rai, has been granted permission to attend the International Executive Council IEC in Morocco. Minister Karki further shared that a delegation led by Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Dilendra Prasad Badu, has been given permission by the Cabinet meeting to attend the 59th annual general assembly of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO). The other team to get permission to participate in the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting in South Korea is the delegation led by Defense Minister Dr Minendra Rijal.

Also decided by the Cabinet meeting was the consent provided in principle to devise bills on livestock protection and infectious livestock disease. Even a committee will be formed to prevent cruel behavior against animals.

The government spokesperson also informed about the decision on the promotion of officials in the health service.

(With inputs from RSS)

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