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Opposition concerned on decision to withhold social security allowance by Govt - Nepal
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Opposition concerned on decision to withhold social security allowance by Govt

22 May 2020 Kathmandu – The public is suffering from the Current Corona Virus pandemic and seeking government help to save their lives, the same time the government has stopped social security allowance until further notice.

Opposition Party of Nepal, The Nepali Congress has said its attention was drawn towards the government’s decision to withhold, for the time being, the social security allowance given to the helpless, the people with disabilities, and the single women.

Chief Whip of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party, Bal Krishna Khand, has, through a press release on Wednesday, drawn the attention of the government to immediately correct its decision as the Constitution itself maintained that the helpless, people with disabilities and single women should not be deprived of the social security.

The main opposition party said to suspend the social security allowance at a time these people are suffering due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic was an inhumane act. Hope this will resume soon and may make arrangement to further widen the social security allowances for other categories too in the new upcoming budget.