Rs 10,000 pay for disabled fighters


The government has decided to provide Rs 10,000 per month to each of the disabled ex-PLA fighters.

A Cabinet meeting held on Thursday also decided to hand over Rs 200,000 each to the members, including the coach, of the Women’s U-19 National Cricket squad and to give a three-month ultimatum along with Rs 15,000 to each family of the landless squatters residing on the banks of the Bagmati River.

According to Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hridayesh Tripathi, the government has decided to form a probe panel led by Tilak Ram Sharma, secretary at the Ministry of General Administration, to resolve problems seen in the transfer of civil servants.

The government decided to form a panel led by UCPN (Maoist) leader Janardan Sharma and comprising representatives from the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha to look into the problems caused by the decision to legalise war-era land and property dealings. The government has also decided to provide forest land for the construction of the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project and extended the tenure of the investigation committee formed to look into the murder of Chitwan Tarun Dal chairman Shiva Poudel by one month. The government has formed a committee led by Arjun Karki to take ahead the planning of the Kabeli Hydropower Project by holding discussions with the World Bank.

Also, the Cabinet decided to extend the tenure of the Arrear Clearance Committee led by lawmaker Usha Gurung and to add service centres in some districts to make the administrative works effective.

Service centres have been established in Burtibang of Baglung, Goti Khel of Lalitpur, Bardibas of Mahottari and Gorkha under the respective District Administration Office. The government has prepared a directive to provide relief to people injured during various popular movements.

Posted on: 2012-02-17 07:40