Govt overturns its decision on giving two days weekly leave

Public holiday to be granted only on Saturdays from June 15


June 6, 2022


Govt overturns its decision on giving two days weekly leave

Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to overturn its decision of giving two days weekly leave on Saturdays and Sundays.

Finance Minister Janardan Sharma said the cabinet meeting held on Monday decided not to grant weekly leave on Sundays from June 15.

The cabinet had decided on May 9 to grant public holidays on Sundays as well.

As per the decision of the cabinet meeting on May 9, public holidays are being implemented in government offices on Saturday and Sunday since May 15.

However, with today’s decision, the two days weekly leave provision will come to an end on June 15.

Earlier today, a writ petition was also filed in the Supreme Court seeking to revoke government’s decision on granting two days public holidays a week.

Advocates Ram Bahadur Shahi, Tej Bahadur Lohia, Santosh Bhandari and Trilok Bahadur Chand have filed a writ petition, alleging that the cabinet decided to grant leave two days a week without holding necessary discussions.