This was the first decision made by the Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday evening at the Prime Minister’s Office and Council of Ministers. Following the oath of office and secrecy administered by newly-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and four members of his Cabinet, the Cabinet convened.
According to government Spokesperson and Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, the Cabinet meeting also decided to make public all expenditures made by the previous government in prevention, control, and treatment of Covid-19.
Another decision was made to release the due risk allowance that frontline workers, such as health workers, security guards, and sanitation workers, have yet to receive.
The Cabinet appointed Law Minister Karki as the Government Spokesperson.
The government establishes its priorities.
The new government has established a number of priorities for itself, beginning with maintaining law and order and progressing to Covid-19 prevention, control, and treatment, economic prosperity, and a rapid economic recovery. The Cabinet has also identified expediting development projects and ensuring effective delivery of public services as two of its primary responsibilities.
Other major priorities of the new government will be to protect the Constitution, consolidate the federal democratic republic, manage disasters, and hold local elections.