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Govt to import fuel from China

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KATHMANDU —

The legislature has formally begun the procedure to import petroleum items from China.

Newly elected Commerce and Supplies Minister Ganesh Man Pun on Saturday said the government was set to import fuel from the China National Petroleum Corporation as the country is reeling under an intense lack of fuel products.

A team containing officials from the Foreign and Commerce ministries and the NOC will leave for Beijing on Sunday or Monday to seal the deal.

This will end the four-decade long imposing business model of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) as the fuel supplier to Nepal.

According to Pun, the agreement will pave the way for the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation as well as private companies to import fuel from China.
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China has pledged 1,000 tonnes of petroleum products as subsidy to Nepal before signing the deal. The government plans to import 10,000 tonnes of fuel after the deal as a temporary measure to make the supply situation normal.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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