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PM Oli directs govt officials to work passionately

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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.

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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 aspirations

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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