Extension on relocation of offices outside Tehran: VP

TEHRAN, Sept. 25 (MNA) -- The deadline set for relocation of administrative offices outside Tehran has been extended to the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2011), Vice President Lotfollah Forouzandeh has announced.

The administration hopes to implement the plan till the end of the year, Forouzandeh told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday.

Last week, Forouzandeh announced that 8,100 employees have been transferred to provincial offices.

According to reports, despite the fact that the administration had announced that by August 22 all executive administrative offices have to relocate at least 40 percent of their personnel outside Tehran, until that date only 1000 employees had left the capital.

According to the directive ratified by the cabinet 200,000 employees should have left Tehran by the set deadline.

The administration has also banned establishing any new organizations or posts in the metropolis of Tehran.

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