HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Employees at the Nepal Drinking Water Corporation have warned of protests if the authorities do not appoint a general manager soon.
The employees have not received their pay, water supply to consumers has been affected and payment of electricity and telephone bills overdue, as the corporation is running without a general manager, said the corporations’ National Free Employees Council.
It has warned of padlocking all the branch offices on September 11 and launching an indefinite shutdown of all branch offices from September 12 until a general manager is appointed.
Organising a press meet, the council accused Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai of not acting on the recommendations of the Ministry of Urban Development to appoint a GM.
The council has taken exception to the appointment of retired government bureaucrats as advisers to the Bharatapur section of the corporation.
The protests include padlocking the central office for five hours from 10 am on September 9 and branch offices from 10 am on September 10.