The government on Wednesday (November 9) banned foreign travel of all officers and employees of state-owned organizations at the government's expenses.
However, foreign travels can be made in limited scale subject to approval from the authorities concerned. Government employees can travel with foreign sponsorship, scholarship or fellowship for doing Masters and PhD or any professional purpose.
All orders on the officers' and employees' foreign travel with the funding of the government have been cancelled until further order, said a notification of the Finance Division on Wednesday.
According to the notification, the government institutions to be covered under this new order include all the ministries, divisions and their subordinate entities, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, public sector corporations and state-owned companies.
Earlier, the ban on their foreign trips was imposed in the context of post Covid economic recovery and ongoing global crisis.
Earlier in May, the finance ministry issued an order to restrict all officers in government, semi-government, and autonomous organisations alongside government banks and financial institutions from travelling abroad.