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Public holiday for celebration of constitution promulgation

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Public holiday on September 20 and 21 in celebration of constitution promulgation
Public holiday for celebration of constitution promulgation

Kathmandu, September 18 2105: The government has decided to give public holiday on September 20 and 21 to rejoice the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal, 2072 passed by the Constituent Assembly.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers convened at the Singha Durbar today decided to give public holiday on September 20 and 21 at all the government offices, educational institutions and public corporations throughout the country and the Nepali diplomatic missions abroad, and to organize night illumination on both days in celebration of the delivery of the new constitution.

Public holiday for celebration of constitution promulgation
Public holiday for celebration of constitution promulgation

The government has decided to provide one million rupees each to the dependent family of the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force security personnel who valiantly embraced death in the line of duty in the violent attack at Tikapur of Kailali District on August 24, Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal, also the government spokesperson, said. Likewise, the government has taken the responsibility of bearing the medical expenses of the people injured in course of the Tarai-Madhes movement and providing one million rupees each to the dependent families of those killed in that movement.

The government has decided to release those among the people arrested in course of the movement who are found innocent by promptly concluding the investigation process as well as the rest except those against whom there is concrete evidence for court trial.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers today appointed Chandika Prasad Bhatta the Executive Director of the Special Economic Zone Development Committee and Kishor Shakya the Chairman of the High Powered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee. It decided to provide a subsidy of Rs 5.96 per litre of milk to the Dairy Development Corporation for exporting 30 thousand litres milk a day to India for three months as an immediate measure in a bid to resolve the problem of the Corporation facing loss in export of milk to India.

The government has rescinded its latest decision related to providing surrogacy services to foreigners from the hospitals of Nepal. Likewise, it decided to celebrate the Bishwakarma Puja on September 18 as the National Festival without a public holiday on the day. The Cabinet meeting also brought some functions related to the information technology under the Ministry of Science and Technology in the ambit of the Ministry of Information and Communications. Likewise, the Economic and Infrastructure Committee has also passed the Information and Communications Technology Policy as assigned by the Council of Ministers.

The government has also changed the name of the Ministry of Information and Communications to the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, according to Minister Rijal. Likewise, it also took a decision on changing the area, Wards expansion and restructuring, revising the name, changing the centre and upgrading the municipalities.

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