The government has decided to hold mid-term elections in 40 districts of Province-1, Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpashchim Provinces in the first phase. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Monday decided to hold elections in 37 districts of Province-1, Bagmati and Karnali Province in the second phase.
The government has announced elections for coming April 30 and May 10 by dissolving the House of Representatives.
According to government Spokesperson Parbat Gurung, the cabinet meeting has also announced pubic holiday on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar on February 12. Spokesperson Gurung, also Minister for Communications and Information Technology, sharing cabinet decisions today said that the incumbent government has been announcing public holiday on the festivals of different ethnic communities.
Similarly, the cabinet has also appointed Hitendra Man Shakya as the Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority. The meeting also decided to form a 12-member committee under the chair of Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to attend the 46th session of UN Human Rights Council, High Level General Assembly. The meeting has granted permission to cut down 1,924 trees in 27 hectors in Damak Municipality of Jhapa for developing Madan Bhandari Stadium project. The meeting approved Education (9th amendment) Regulations 2077 BS.
The meeting has also granted permission to hand over the incomplete projects run by Small Development Project under the District Coordination Committee to local levels. The cabinet approved employee's organizational structure in the election offices.
The government has also decided to run and manage the SEE exams coordinating with province governments. The National Examination Board will coordinate the exams as per the previous status.
Source: National News Agency Nepal