BHAKTAPUR: The District Administration Office (DAO) Bhaktapur has prohibited smoking in the premises of the government offices in the district.
The DAO banned smoking in office premises at a time when the smoking ban in public places by the government has not been enforced.
Officiating CDO Yam Prasad Subedi said work was started from his office as part of banning it totally in the public places of the district. Written direction was given to staff and service recipient not to smoke within office premises and action will be taken if it is violated, he said.
He also informed that it will be banned in other public places of the district as well and in public transport gradually.