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Health workers, security personnel don’t need to contribute to Covid-19 fund: Govt

A meeting of the high-level government committee formed to control the spread of coronavirus in Nepal holds its meeting in Kathmandu, in March 2020.

Kathmandu, April 20

The government has decided not to cut down on the salary of health workers and security personal for generating funds for the country’s Covid-19 response.

The government has issued an instruction in this regard to the concerned agencies. A recent meeting of the high-level committee on coronavirus outbreak control made the decision, according to Narayan Prasad Bidari, a secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

Other civil servants, however, will be required to contribute the pay of three to seven days, depending on their position, to the fund, Bidari informs.

A few weeks ago, the Nepal Police Headquarters had decided to cut down on the pay of the police officials from three to seven days and deposit the amount in the Covid-19 response fund. The decision was widely criticised.


Published on April 20th, Monday, 2020 2:06 PM


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