Provincial and House of Representatives polls on Nov. 21 & Dec. 7

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Kathmandu: Backtracking from the previous decision, the government on Wednesday, decided to hold the Provincial and the House of Representatives elections on two phases.

The government from its previous cabinet decision had decided to hold both the elections on November 21.

According to Minister for Information and Communications and the government spokesperson Mahendra Bahadur Basnet, the government today as per the suggestion of the Election Commission Nepal (ECN) took the decision to hold first phase election on November 10 and second phase on December 7.

The government decided to hold provincial level parliamentary election in the second phase, while in the first phase, House of Representatives election will be held on November 10, said Minister Basnet.

Minister Basnet, however, said that other decisions are yet to be made to finalise the location or districts for the elections to be held in first and second phase. “We are yet to receive report from the Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC),” said Minister Basnet

“We will reach to conclusion among the political parties about the province chief and province’s headquarter issue,” said Basnet.

Similarly, the meeting decided to form National Natural Resources and Finance Commission and the chairman and other members will be recommended by the constitutional council.

Similarly, the meeting decided to form National Natural Resources and Finance Commission and the chairman and other members will be recommended by the constitutional council.

The government has also decided to accept loan assistance of Rs. 15.48 billion to be provided by the Asian Development Bank for the improvement of customs sector and its modernisation.

According to Minister Basnet, the government decided to scrap some of the vacancies of Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of the Nepal Police Headquarters and add up vacancies in Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) post.

The cabinet promoted Brigadier General Rajendra Karki of Nepal Army to a post of Major General.

The government transferred secretary Krishna Raj Devkota to Ministry of Supplies from Ministry of Land Reforms, while secretary Shambhu Koirala has been transferred to Land Reforms Ministry, Krishna Raj JC to Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitations and Maheshwor Neupane to Ministry of Culture, Tourims and Civil Aviation.

The cabinet promoted three officers including Huta Raj Thapa as investigative director of the National Investigation Department (NID).