government has decided to increase the number of border outposts to 221 from existing 107 under the Armed Police Force

The government has decided to increase the number of border outposts to 221 from existing 107 under the Armed Police Force.Speaking at a press conference organised today in Singha Durbar to disclose the decisions of the December 16 Cabinet meeting Minister of Communications & Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota who is also the government spokesperson said 114 more border outposts will be established for strengthening security & curbing cross-border crime.
The Council of Ministers decided to incorporate the amount to be received by local levels from federal & provincial governments through conditional special & complementary grants into the budget in the second half of the current fiscal.
In yet another decision the government will distribute financial assistance worth Rs 5.8 million to 119 persons or households who got injured or lost property during various protests on the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission.
According to Baskota the government has also granted approval to the Ministry of Water Supply for drafting of Conservation & Development of Bagmati Civilisation Bill.The National Occupational Safety & Health Policy-2019 Sanitary Pad Distribution & Management Procedure-2019 & Procedure Relating to Appointment of Doctors or Health Workers on Contract have been approved.The government has extended the tenure of a probe panel headed by the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police formed to investigate Guthi & government land for additional 1 month.