Thursday, 21 October, 2021

NC lawmakers to deposit Dashain allowance in COVID-19 trust


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Oct. 19: The parliamentary party of the main opposition Nepali Congress on Monday decided to return the Dashain allowance provided to its lawmakers.

The NC parliamentray party, writing a letter to general secretary of the Federal Parliament Secretariat, asked to retrieve the allowance and deposit it in COVID-19 trust. 

NC Parliamentary Party chief whip Bal Krishna Khand, in a statement, said that all NC lawmakers would return Rs. 4,320,810, which was sent as Dashain allowance to their bank accounts.

Khand said the amount would be deposited in COVID-10 Trust, a government-established fund, through the Federal Parliament Secretariat.

The statement read the government decision to provide allowance to lawmakers was not rational at this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, in the morning, NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba had instructed the party lawmakers to return the Dashain allowance through the parliamentary party.