Govt announces Rs 1000 incentive allowance to the crematorium staff

Kathmandu: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal, who took charge after being re-appointed, made the decision to provide Rs 1000 allowance to crematorium staffers.

Earlier, the government had decided to provide risk allowance but those who are working at Pashupatinath Templer were not listed on receiving allowance for cremation. Now, they will also get incentive allowance, the ministry said.

On the occasion, he directed the subordinate bodies to focus on rescue and relief rather than development and expansion of the tourism sector.

He says that the budget will be allocated accordingly. He directed to formulate a policy to provide relief to the tourism business which has been hampered due to covid-19 pandemic.