List of public holidays to be revised

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The cabinet meeting today handed the responsibility of revising the list of national public holidays and festival holidays, and submitting a report on this within a month to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The government is to revise the list of public holidays in the wake of the demand for giving a public holiday on the birth anniversary of King Prithvi Narayan Shah.

Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC said despite the proposal registered in the Cabinet meetings many times to declare a public holiday on Prithvi Jayanti (birth anniversary) and the National Unity Day, the issue could not be decided.

He also referred to the practice that national unifiers will be honored across the world no matter these figures might be autocratic rulers.

Meanwhile, the meeting has decided to appoint employees under temporary quota to speed up the reconstruction of schools ravaged by the earthquake of April 25, 2015.

Minister Karki informed that the meeting decided to send the bill to amend the Civil Service Act with a proposal to retirement age of the civil servants to the Public Service Commission for its views. RSS


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