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Dismissed Nepal Telecom Managing Director Kamini Rajbhandari on Wednesday hit back saying her unjust removal is “conspiracy of political connected people in the state-owned telecom company”.
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The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has initiated discussion on transforming the country’s civil service into level-based system to ensure officials fast promotions while easing their readjustment in the three-tier government.The government currently follows a dual system in civil service—level-based and class-based. Of the total 86,120 civil servants, 61,507 are managed under the class-based system while 24,940 staffers are employed under various levels. Except for civil servants under the Health Ministry, all the employees under other ministries have the class-based hierarchy.
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On August 4, a delegation of the Morang Chamber of Industries and Morang Merchant Association met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to discuss the issues that businesspeople in Province 1 are grappling with. But one topic dominated the agenda that afternoon: the series of taxes that provincial governments were imposing on businesses.
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The federal government plans to set up a regulator to oversee the trading of precious metals in the country’s bullion market. Government officials say the move aims transparency and eliminating the dubious practice of channelling illegal money into precious metals.
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The Local Infrastructure Development Partnership Programme (LIDPP) handled by lawmakers would follow the model of its earlier avatar—the controversial Constituency Development Programme (CDP).
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Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada will seek a significant increase in assistance from some of the multilateral and bilateral donors during his upcoming meeting with aid agency representatives in Washington, Finance Ministry officials said.Minister Khatiwada, who left for Washington on Friday to discuss the World Bank’s 2019-2023 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Nepal, is also scheduled to meet senior officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and two US aid agencies--the USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
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