HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court seeking nullification of a recent government decision to grant 15 per cent revenue collected by the traffic police while performing their duty.
Stating that the existing law does not allow the government to allocate the amount to traffic police personnel, advocate Ram Chandra Paudel sought nullification of the decision endorsed on Friday.
He claimed that the decision allowed the traffic police to get 15 per cent of the revenue they have collected during their duty hours as it had collected Rs 100 million in the current fiscal and allocated Rs 15 million to police personnel from the state treasury.
The Office of the Prime Minister and Council Ministers and the Secretariat of the Legislature-Parliament have been made defendants in the petition. Paudel also sought a stay order to immediately stop misuse of funds.