NEW YORK —
Deputy Prime Minster Prakash Man Singh and Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena held a meeting here on Wednesday.
Matters identified with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), bilateral relations and mutual cooperation were discussed on the occasion.
The Sri Lankan President has wished to extend support to the construction of temples at Soyambhu – which is in the world heritage site – and make a Nepal visit on the opportune time, shared Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey.
The peace symbol, Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal and there are Buddhist religious people in Sri Lanka so that Neal and Sri Lanka has nurtured a good cultural relation, Minister Pandey quoted the Sri Lankan President as saying.
Sri Lankan President Sirisena also congratulated Nepal and Nepali people for the promulgation of a new constitution through the Constituent Assembly, shared Minister Pandey.
On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Singh shared that Nepal has recently adopted an inclusive democratic constitution through the Constituent Assembly and the country would move ahead by successfully implementing the statute, PM’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai quoted DPM Singh as saying.
Prime Minister’s foreign affairs advisor Dr Bhattarai, acting secretary at Foreign Ministry Shaner Das Bairagi, Nepal’s Permanent Representative to UN Durga Bhatatrai, Nepal’s Ambassador to US Dr Arjun Karki, among others were also present on the meeting.
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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