KATHMANDU — Senior orthopedic specialist Dr Govinda KC has announced to stage fast unto death demanding impeachment against Chief Commissioner at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki.
Organising a press conference Sunday, Dr KC warned of staging a fast-unto-death from July 10 if a procedure to impeach the chief of the constitutional body did not begin by then.
Dr KC earlier had staged the fast-unto-death seven times demanding various reforms in Nepal’s medical education sector.
He argued that Karki protected various corrupt people in the medical education sector and breached his jurisdiction to interfere into the Kathmandu University.
KC also accused Karki of obstructing the overall medical education reformation process including merit-based admission and ceiling on fees to serve business interests of people close to him.
Dr KC has also demanded improvements in a draft of the Medical Education Act with objectives to establish at least a medical college in all provinces, to make education at the government medical colleges completely free and to halt affiliations to new colleges for next 10 years.
Dr KC argued that the bill was against a report of the high-level committee formed to draft new health education policy in the country, headed by educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema.
Likewise, he demanded that the government withdraw a bill on establishing an academy in the Capital which is currently under discussion at the Parliament.
He also demanded that the past agreements signed with him earlier are effectively implemented.Follow @gorkhapost
NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs
KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.
A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.
The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.
NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.
Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.Follow @gorkhapost