Government rolls back Sunday holiday ruleStarting June 15, it’s again one-day weekend on Saturdays, as the two-day weekend system is revoked in just three weeks.
The government has revoked its recent decision to adopt a two-day weekend system.
The government had declared Sunday also a public holiday starting May 15 in a bid to cut down on the consumption of petroleum products citing depleting foreign exchange reserves.
Monday’s Cabinet meeting, however, withdrew the decision.
“A Cabinet meeting on Monday decided to roll back on the decision to give public holiday on Sunday effective from June 15,” said Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada.
The two-day public holiday rule had met with public criticism with many saying it was impractical and hardly served to achieve its stated objective.
The rule had an immediate adverse effect on patients, especially at public hospitals, as it led to an increased backlog of cases with many seriously ailing patients having to wait for months for operations and surgeries. The decision also affected justice delivery as courts are already burdened with thousands of pending cases, some for over decades.