The first meeting of newly formed High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) has urged the government to take concrete steps for talks with agitating Madhes-based political parties.
The meeting held in the office of Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar today took a decision to this effect, informed UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who coordinates the committee.
Earlier, a meeting of various political parties, who supported the CPN-UML in the recent Prime Ministerial elections, held in the Capital today had formed the 11-member committee.
Dahal said that a talks team will be formed at the earliest, in coordination with the opposition party Nepali Congress, to sort out the problems facing the country.
The meeting also urged agitating parties to call off their protest programs on the Nepal-India border so as to ease the restrictions on the border.
Dahal said that the committee would help the new government to ease the supplies on the border and implement the new constitution. And for that terms of reference will also be made, he said.
Meanwhile, the second meeting of the Cabinet began today.
Civil service employees disagree ordinance
RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.
Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.
It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.
The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.
The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.
A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.Follow @gorkhapost