This suspension will enable eligible F-1 students to obtain employment authorization (EAD or work permit), work an increased number of hours during the school term, and if necessary, reduce their course load while continuing to maintain their F-1 student status.
The suspension of the regulatory requirements will remain in effect through Dec. 24, 2016. Students must apply for relief by Dec. 21, 2015.
As of Sept. 19, 2015, more than 9,000 F-1 students from Nepal were enrolled in courses at U. S. schools.
See the announcement here.