KATHMANDU — Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Commissioner Keshav Baral has moved the Supreme Court against the CIAA demanding his tenure as commissioner be maintained from the day he took his oath.
Baral has filed a writ at the Supreme Court on Wednesday against Office of Constitutional Council, Council Secretary, CIAA and CIAA Secretary. His term is due to expire in a week.
In a writ petition, Baral has demanded that his tenure should be extended till May 8, 2019, arguing that his tenure should be counted from the day he was sworn into office.
In his petition, Baral has mentioned about the delay in his oath-taking due to technical difficulties, and the court order regarding the same. He had demanded mandamus from the court saying that his post remained defunct for a long time after his appointment.
Baral was appointed by the Constitutional Council as CIAA commissioner on Jan 21, 2010, when all the posts of commissioners including that of chief were lying vacant.
Baral’s appointment as commissioner became active only after he took his official oath from Lok Man Singh Karki following the latter’s appointment as chief commissioner on May 8, 2013.Follow @gorkhapost
Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand
LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.
“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.
Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.
Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.
Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.
Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.
He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.
Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.Follow @gorkhapost