DAILEKH, Aug 10: New mothers of Mahabu Rural Municipality, Dailekh, have been deprived of maternity allowances since the last nine months although the rural municipality had announced to provide the allowance.

PYUTHAN, May 8: As promised during the local election campaigns, Naubahini Rural Municipality of Pyuthan has started distributing social security allowance at the doorsteps of the locals.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Economists say it is almost impossible to pay Rs 5,000 allowance for elderly allowance immediately and Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada is silent on the matter and may have little space for increasing that much.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Prime Minister KP Oli on Sunday declared to raise the old age allowance for senior citizens through the coming fiscal budget.

TANAHUN, March 11: On Sunday, 82 years old Prem Bahadur Gurung of Khairekot, Syangja, reached the branch of Kumari Bank situated at Dulegauda Bazaar of Tanahun to receive his and his wife's elderly allowance.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Altogether 24 elderly citizens from various districts including Kathmandu are currently residing at Matatirtha Old Age Home Committee at Matatirtha of Chandragiri Municipality.

BHADRAPUR, Oct 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the next budget would increase the allowance to the senior citizens.

Dearness allowance up by Rs 2,000

May 29, 2018 17:28 pm

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has hiked dearness allowance for all its staffers.

KHOTANG, May 15: In order to promote child health, Diprung Chuichamcha Rural Municipality of Khotang district has made a decision to provide allowance to children below two years of age who regularly go for health check-up.

PANCHTHAR, April 13: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas. Senior citizens of Phidim Municipality were expecting to receive their allowances without any hassles after the local elections but that has been a far-fetched dream so far.

PANCHTHAR, April 12: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The government has shelved the decision of the previous government to lower age threshold for elderly allowance to 65 years.

TERHATHUM, March 19: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women. As per the decision, an additional Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 -- depending on the distance of their homes from the birthing centers or health institutions- will be provided to such women.

TERHATHUM, March 18: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women.

DHADING, March 3: Atimaya Damai hardly remembers how old she is. However, she assumes, she is 84. The local of Gajuri Rural Municipality-6 had no idea of the old-age allowance provided by the state, until recently. When she came to know of it a few months back and that she was eligible for it, she turned restless. The allowance amount would be sufficient for the old grandmother of several children in the remote village. She expedited inquiry into the allowance.

DHADING, Feb 28: Atimaya Damai hardly remembers how old she is. However, she assumes, she is 84. The local of Gajuri Rural Municipality-6 had no idea of the old-age allowance provided by the state, until recently.

ROLPA, Feb 22: The second trimester of the current fiscal year is about to end but the locals of four rural municipalities of Rolpa are yet to receive the first tranche of social security allowance.

Care, not allowance

February 18, 2018 01:30 am

Instead of addressing real problems, parties are competing to increase elderly allowance

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (RSS): Senior citizens have demanded an increment in the old age allowance.  Currently, State provides monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 to senior citizens above 70 under the Social Security Allowance Scheme.

MUGU, Feb 8: The government of Nepal has been providing social security allowance to children below five years of age, elderly people above sixty years and also to the disabled. The locals of ward 4 and 5 of Soru Rural Municipality have not yet received their allowance this fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: While the government's latest decision to reduce the  eligibility age for the elderly allowance suggests that citizens above 65  are not up to any income-generating work and  deserve protection under the state's social security policy, a majority of leaders holding key posts in major political parties and in recent governments fall into this age group.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 22: Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu has announced to provide motivation allowance to the mothers who deliver their children in hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday defended its decision to provide what it called 'motivation allowances' to the SC justices effective from November 17.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government recently decided to provide 50 percent of their salaries as 'motivation allowance' to the justices of the Supreme Court (SC) if they work two hours extra daily.

SURKHET, Jan 3: Gurvakot Municipality in Surkhet has made a decision to provide social security allowance to the orphans and disabled children who are deprived of parental love and various other privileges.

SURKHET, Jan 3: Gurvakot Municipality has taken a decision to provide social security allowance to orphaned and disabled children who are deprived of parental love and various other privileges.

Adds Rs 3.3 billion to annual burden

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The government has decided to provide Rs 5,000 as a monthly social welfare allowance to those people suffering from grave kinds of diseases.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Leave tourism allowance, a program introduced by the government to support domestic tourism industry, has fallen into uncertainty due to differences between the cabinet and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA).

Elderly elated to get allowance at home

October 24, 2017 04:00 am

TIKAPUR, Oct 23: Ninety-three years old Narpata Aauji of Tikapur Municipality-9 was elated to receive the elderly citizens' allowance at her own home this time.

MYAGDI, June 17: Elderly allowance provided by the government has been a great boon for many senior citizens who otherwise don't have enough money for medicines, food and various other expenses.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Officials at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) have said that the local units cannot increase social security allowances on their own.

SIRAHA, June 1: Sixty-three years old Gauri Saday of Sakhuwanankarkatti Rural Municipality is compelled to live a miserable life in her old age. Gauri, who can't even move from one place to another without a stick has no one to look after her. She has visited the rural municipality office many times seeking government allowance, but she always returns home empty-handed. “You are not going to get the allowance until you build a toilet in your house,” the officials of the rural municipality always tell her.

JAJARKOT, May 12: With the local elections just around the corner, youths of Jajarkot are demanding employment opportunities while the elderly are seeking better allowance from poll candidates during their door-to-door visits.

RAJBIRAJ, April 10: Domani Devi, 90, has not received old age allowance for the last six months. Because of it she has been forced to ration food, clothes, and even medicines among other necessities. The allowance is her sole source of income and survival.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 30: Traffic in the Tingla Khanda section under the Solu-Okhaldhunga road in Solukhmbhu district has resumed from today morning after remaining disrupted for six days.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Following its decision to transition to electronic payments for social security allowances, the government has decided to expand its pilot testing of the handling of social security funds through a technology-enabled system. With support from the World Bank, through a project called 'Strengthening Systems for Social Protection and Civil Registration Project', the government has planned to roll this out in at least 25 districts. The five-year project seeks to improve the coverage of social security allowances and civil registration, and the delivery of social security allowances.

Elderly dies while waiting for allowance

February 13, 2017 23:30 pm

UDAYAPUR, Feb 14: An elderly man waiting to collect his allowance at a distribution center in Udayapur died on Monday.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 13: An elderly man has died while he was receiving social security allowance in the district on Monday.

RUKUM, Feb 13: The elderly citizens in Chaurjahari Municipality of Rukum are yet to receive the social security allowance of the first four months of fiscal year 2016 -17.

Women deprived of maternity allowance

January 31, 2017 01:00 am

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Kamala Budhathoki of Chhatarpur delivered a baby on December 17 last year at Bheri Zonal Hospital. A nursing mother is offered Rs 500 as transportation charge and Rs 400 for regular Ante Natal Checkup (ANC) under the Safe Motherhood Program. This allowance was introduced to encourage women for health checkups with the aim of reducing maternal and infant mortality rate. But Budhathoki only received transportation charge from the hospital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Department of Civil Registration has made preparations to provide social security allowance to 2,289,282 people in fiscal year 2073/74 BS.

KHOTANG, Oct 6: Many senior citizens in the district are planning to spend the social security allowances they received from the government recently on Dashain celebrations.

Unemployment allowance bill moves ahead

September 14, 2016 00:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 14: Parliament has taken forward a bill proposing allowances for the unemployed, with a plan to duly endorse it after completing all the remaining procedures.

LALITPUR, Aug 29: The District Development Committee (DDC) in the preceding fiscal year 2015/16 distributed Rs 49.98 million in social security allowance.