Govt provides Rs 2bn for PMEP


, February 16

The government has released Rs two billion in conditional grant to various for effective implementation of (PMEP).

The amount was released by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) for the purpose of providing employment to those enrolled as jobless at the 623 local level employment service centres.

Suman Ghimire, spokesperson for MoLESS, informed that the amount is a conditional grant for the purpose of carrying out -based community projects. Out of the total amount of Rs 2.20 billion allocated by the government, Rs two billion has been transferred to the 623 local levels with full details of the project. However, rest of local levels have been unable to fulfil the preconditions to receive the conditional grant.

Ghimire said that the conditional grant in the range of Rs one million to Rs 7.5 million has been distributed based on the list of selected projects and the number of unemployed people registered at the local levels.

“A budget of Rs 4.82 billion has been allocated in the current fiscal year for the programme,” he said, adding, “Out of this, Rs 2.62 billion was the loan assistance from the World Bank.”

The remaining resources for the programme will be managed through the government’s own budget.

Owing to some delay in the process of obtaining loan from World B

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