The government has decided to provide state facilities including apartment rents, luxury vehicles and "hospitality allowance" to former Prime Ministers, former Chief Justices, former Speakers and former Home Ministers, who were in office after 1990.
A meeting of the Council of Minister Tuesday approved an ordinance along with the criteria for the distribution of state facilities to the VIPs including former President and former Vice President. They will be entitled to the perks for life.
As per the new provisions, former Presidents, Vice Presidents and Prime Ministers will receive Rs 50,000 as apartment rents per month (if they are not using government apartments) along with a vehicle worth Rs 5 million, fuel and Rs 50,000 vehicle maintenance cost annually.
They will also get money to operate private secretariats headed by a government section officer. Likewise, the ex President and ex Vice President will get Rs 40,000 annually for hospitality while the ex-PM, ex Chief Justice and Ex CJ will get Rs 40,000 each.
There are 17 former home ministers and 17 chief justices who will also receive the state largesse that includes vehicle worth Rs 3.5 million, fuel and Rs 30,000 for vehicle maintenance per year. However, they will not be entitled to rents or government apartments.
The government on Tuesday also recommended to the President to approve the new ordinance on the state facilities to the VIPs. nepalnews.com