Reduced budget likely to affect Int’l Literacy Day celebration in Nepal
The introduction of ‘one-third’ budget by the government in the current fiscal year instead of the full-fledged budget is likely to affect the management of the International Literacy Day programme, RSS reports.
The International Literacy Day programme is to be marked on September 8 coinciding with the National Education Day.
The Ministry of Education has been looking after the management of the National Education Day programmes while the Non-formal Education Centre under the Ministry looks after the management of the International Literacy Day programmes.
Director at the Centre, Baburam Paudel, said it would be difficult to spend the entire budget required for the programme as the government has only brought the one-third budget for this fiscal year and there is no room for spending more than the one-third budget allocated under the heading.
According to Paudel, last year the international literacy day was celebrated at a cost of approximately Rs 400,000. But this year the Centre is not authorized to spend equivalent amount. He said neither the Centre can cancel the celebration programme which has been already fixed.
Paudel said the Ministry has been requested to devise a way out from this technical problem. nepalnews.com