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Province 2 CM writes to PM for prompt deployment of employees




DHANUSHA — Mohammad Lalbabu Raut Gaddi,the Chief Minister of Province 2, has written to the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli seeking his help in deployment of government employees to the province.

CM Gaddi sent a letter to that connection to the Prime Minister on Saturday.

The Chief Minister was compelled to ask for help from the Prime Minister after many of the government employees deployed to the province by the government failed to show up at their respective assigned offices for long and that also without information.

Chief Minister Gaddi has stated in the letter to the PM that the employees deputed by the government to the province ministries and secretariats have not yet reported to work and that the province was also facing a shortage of the required means and resources.

He has also mentioned that the province government faced a shortage of human resources carrying out its works from February 14 itself when it was formed, adding that even the employees who were available did not cooperate.

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Only seven out of the 27 employees deputed to the Province-2 parliament secretariat have reported to work.

Similarly, only four out of 33 employees assigned to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development have reported to work. Only 10 out of the assigned 27 employees have reported to work at the Ministry of Financial Affairs and Planning.

Ministries set up at old cigarette factory complex

Meanwhile, the secretariats of the various ministries of Province-2 have been set up at the building on the premises of the Janakpur Cigarette Factory at Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City.

The ministries’ secretariats have been housed at the four-storied building of the Factory which was used as officers’ quarters.

The secretariat of the Ministry of Social Development has been set up at the first floor, the secretariat of the Ministry of Financial Affairs and Planning in the second floor, the secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law in the third floor and the secretariat of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment in the fourth floor of the building.

Works are being carried out vigorously also for arranging the ministers’ quarters and logistics management. The four quarters where the erstwhile Janakpur Cigarette Factory Limited’s senior officers used to live are being repaired and refurnished as the ministers’ quarters.

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All the provincial government bodies would be housed inside the Janakpur Cigarette Factory Limited (JCFL)’s compound, The Office of the Chief Minister said.

The office and the residence of Province Chief Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha are also located inside the JCFL complex.

Chief of the Urban Development and Building Construction Office, Ganga Prasad Yadav, said works on setting up the secretariats of the seven ministries and the office and residences of the seven ministers, the chief secretary and the seven ministry secretaries has reached the final stages of completion.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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