KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the government secretaries to shun the attitude of routine administration so that they could work for people’s service.
In his first directives to the ministers and senior bureaucrats on Sunday, the prime minister repeatedly mentioned the government’s policy of zero tolerance against corruption.
“Governments of the past also talked about zero tolerance [against corruption], but that was not implemented,” he said adding “The new government will root out corruption. It will not tolerate corruption.”
“An ordinary and traditional manner of administration does not work now. So, the works should be done in a special way,” he directed the secretaries in the presence of Ministers at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Sunday.
PM Oli underscored, “Government activities must take a pace. It should reflect the commitment made before the people, visualizing prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis. The routine jobs work no more.”
According to him, the government formed in the background of historic elections has extraordinary and historic responsibility as the country is in the phase of constitution implementation. Therefore, it needs significant role and responsibility to run the government smoothly and effectively.
The PM was of the view that Nepal was in need of meeting of the SDGs by 2030 and act accordingly. Concerted efforts were imperative to materialize the issues the fundamental rights of the constitution have mentioned, he argued.
He directed the Secretaries to put the issues of national integrity, sovereignty, social harmony, and control of corruption, irregularities and non-transparent activities in top priority. Anyone shirking responsibility will not be spared, the PM warned.
Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali informed that the PM directed the government secretaries to work for materializing the dream of prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis keeping in centre the people’s aspirationsFollow @gorkhapost
Petroleum products’ prices go down
KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.
A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.Follow @gorkhapost