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CPN decides not to allocate major portfolio to leaders holding executive posts

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KATHMANDU — The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has decided not to allocate any major portfolio to the party leaders holding executive posts of the government in federal, provincial and local levels.

The party secretariat meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar on Thursday took this decision.

The decision would be effective to the ministers, parliamentary party leaders of the provincial assembly, federal parliament members, and chief whips of provincial assemblies, parliamentary committees’ presidents, coordination committee coordinators and deputy coordinators, chiefs and deputy chiefs of local levels.

The individuals holding the post of chairs and secretaries to any committees would also not be eligible for such responsibilities.

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The decision was taken to make the governmental services effective and to implement the policy of one person: one post.

The meeting held discussions to intensify the party organizations merger process as it was delayed due to various causes including chair duo KP Sharma Oli’s and Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visits to China and Singapore.

According to party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, the task force formed to recommend the names for the provincial and district committees and sister wings for the merger process will recommend the names by mid-August.

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Journalists’ code of ethics on use of social networking sites stressed

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KATHMANDU- Code of ethics on the use of social networking sites for journalists has been stressed.

The speakers at a programme argued that code of ethics for journalists on use of social sites is needed as their status on social sites could raise credibility questions on the news contents.

On the occasion, FNJ Vice-Chairman Bipul Pokharel and FNJ Secretary Prakash Thapa shared that FNJ is drafting the code of conducts targeting the members of FNJ.

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Likewise, coordinator of digital media committee of FNJ and central committee member Lekhnath Neupane reasoned the need for such code of ethics to make the entire media sector more responsible and decent.

Executive Director of Centre for Media Research Centre Ujjawal Acharya, Chairman of Online Journalists’ Association Shiva Satyal and FNJ central committee member
Janmadev Jaisi also expressed their opinions at the interaction programme on ‘Use of social networking site and development of code of ethics for journalists’ organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Centre for Media Research on Saturday.

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