Benefits to Prez as per int’l norms

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 29, 2015-

The government will provide outgoing President Ram Baran Yadav all the facilities of ex-head of the state as per the international norms. Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday assured Yadav that the government would make all necessary arrangements to provide him a dignified perks and facilities. 

After casting his vote in the presidential election, PM Oli had called on Yadav at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas, Kathmandu. 

Though the Cabinet is yet to take a decision on what kind of facilities would be granted to the outgoing president, sources said Yadav could receive a monthly allowance of Rs100,000 besides other state benefits and services.

The government has already readied a residence for Yadav in Bagdol, Lalitpur. 

The former general secretary of Nepali Congress, Yadav was elected the first president of Nepal on July 21, 2008 after the first Constituent Assembly election. He held the office for seven years and three months. 

According to the order of precedence, the former head of the state is similar to the deputy prime minister in terms of protocol.

Yadav to hand over responsibility today

KATHMANDU: Outgoing President Dr Ram Baran Yadav will hand over the responsibility of the top post to the newly elected President Bidhya Devi Bhandari after the latter takes the oath of the office at the President’s Office in Sheetal Niwas, Kathmandu, on Thursday.  Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha will administer the oath to the new President amid a special function in the afternoon. A separate function will also be held at Sheetal Niwas to bid farewell to outgoing President Yadav and welcome his successor to the office.  Ministers, senior government officials, heads of the security agencies and diplomats, among others, are expected to grace the ceremony. (PR)

Published: 29-10-2015 08:14

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