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Parliament will be automatically reinstated if elections not held on time: Dahal

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KATHMANDU — CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman and formewr Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said that the Legislature- Parliament will be automatically reinstated if the elections not held in slated time.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of a book titled ‘Adhunik Nepalko Itihas’ penned by Maoist Centre leader Laxman Panta in the Capital on Thursday, Dahal said : “The Parliament was dissolved as the election process had already begun.”

Hinting at Wednesday’s decision of the Supreme Court and its possible outcome, the Maoist supremo said : “It will surely be reinstated if the elections are not conducted on time.”

The apex court on Wednesday had ordered the Election Commission to print separate ballot papers for the federal and provincial elections under the first-past-the-post system and present a progress report since its earlier ruling on October 18.

Dahal also made it clear that the Election Commission had already started printing ballot papers as per the agreement forged between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli among other senior leaders.

In response to a contempt of court writ filed on Tuesday by Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) leader Sarbendra Nath Shukla, a single bench of Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi had issued the order and asked Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav to furnish clarification within three days.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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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.

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