Kathmandu, June 18: The government has reconstituted the high-level education commission.
The Council of Ministers meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence this evening reconstituted the 21-member commission under the chair of Minister for Education Girirajmani Pokharel. The commission had been earlier formed by the previous government with 65 members in order to make recommendations after study and analysis of various matters including overall policy making and programme implementation from the early childhood education to university level.
Talking to media persons following the meeting, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota said the cabinet also agreed in principle to the bill on compulsory and free education, bill related to the terms and conditions of service of the federal parliament general secretary, national assembly secretary and house of representatives secretary, and the bill designed to provide for the national assembly election.
The meeting today also decided to bring down the number of positions in the curriculum development centre, education and human resources development centre and department of archaeology.
Likewise, the cabinet expressed profound sorrow over the demise of senior neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota and paid tributes to him while extending heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family, Minister Banskota added.