Kathmandu: Government Spokesperson and Communication and Information Technology Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said the local level elections will be held within the timeframe determined by the constitution.
Unveiling the latest cabinet decisions on Wednesday, Minister Karki said the government was committed to holding timely elections of the federal, provincial, and local levels as per the constitutional provision.
He further said the government would forward the election process amending the contravening laws related to elections.
Communication Minister Karki also informed that the Cabinet meeting approved the Government of Japan’s grant assistance worth over 2.6 billion rupees for the improvement of water supply in Biratnagar Metropolitan City.
The Minister shared that the meeting also decided to permit handing the public land for Agriculture and Forestry University on lease.
Among the decisions of the meeting are issuing permit to Nepal Electricity Authority to procure land for expansion of transmission lines and construction of sub-stations.
The meeting also approved the Nepali Army’s First Rifle Battalion in Bhojpur district to acquire over 20 ropani of land towards north and east of the barracks.
The land was owned by the locals, he said. Likewise, the meeting granted permission for setting up integrated garbage management plant in Kanchanpur and Kailali districts and to use forest areas in Shuklaphanta municipality and Godawari Municipality for the same.
According to him, the government decided to get rid of old postal stamps that were published over various periods but were not brought into use.
Complying with the rules and laws, such postal stationery materials would be destroyed, Minister Karki said.
The meeting decided to approve temporary vacancy for the Health Insurance Board and to appoint and install the Gazetted Second Class officers in the Gazetted First Class Joint-Secretary posts of the related Service Group, on the recommendation of the Public Service Commission.