Nepal Army hikes UN peacekeepers’ allowance


Kathmandu, September 17

The Nepal Army has decided to increase the allowance being provided to its staff mobilised in the United Nations peacekeeping missions by USD 85 a month. The decision will come into effect from October.

So far, a Nepal Army soldier in the peacekeeping mission is getting USD 1,029 a month. From October, they will get USD 1,114 each. Likewise, a lieutenant colonel will get USD 1,399 a month from existing USD 1,378.

A meeting of the Army Welfare Fund Operation and Management Committee presided over by Chief of the Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa made the decision.

Nepal Army spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey says the allowance was revised based on suggestions of a task force and the soldiers themselves.

Nepal is the fifth-biggest source country for UN peacekeepers now. A total of 5,095 Nepal Army soldiers are working in 12 peacekeeping missions in 11 conflict-hit countries currently.

Published on September 17th, Tuesday, 2019 1:02 PM

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