The government has entrusted the Nepal Army with the responsibility for the construction of much-awaited national pride project, Kathmandu-Terai-Madhes fast-track.
A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday took the decision acting on the recommendation of the Fast-Track Construction Study Committee headed by National Planning Commission Vice-Chairperson Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha, shared government Spokesperson and Minister for Information and Commission Surendra Kumar Karki.
The NA had expressed its readiness to take responsibility for the construction of fast-track when the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management collected intent for the same. NA had already undertaken the task of opening the project track.
Likewise, the Cabinet has promoted Armed Police DIGs, Pushpa Ram KC, Narayan Babu Thapa and Ram Sharan Poudel to Additional Inspector General of Armed Police and and NA Pilot Binayak Singh to Colonel.
The government has agreed to receive World Bank loan of Rs 20 billion for the School Sector Reforms Programme and granted approval for the teaching of Geometric Engineering under the Pokhara University, Minister Karki further informed.
Similarly, the government has decided to felicitate culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi with 'Bangmaya Satabdi Purush (Literary Centenary Personality)'. The Cabinet has also decided to grant Dashain allowance, clothe allowance, social security allowance, gratuity and treatment expenses to contract-based government employees at par with its other employees.
The government has also formed a federal administrative reform committee with the Minister for General Administration as the chair and lawmakers trio, Rajendra Prasad Pandey, Rekha Sharma and Arzoo Deuba and former Minister for State Bhuwan Pathak as members and Minstry Secretary as its member-secretary.