Complaints collection likely to be hit

Employment contract of LPC staffers is expiring two days prior to the deadline for registering conflict era cases

Kathmandu, July 12

Collection of complaints from conflict victims is likely to be affected for last least two days due to the delay in deciding the fate of staffers of local peace committees.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons have been receiving complaints from conflict victims from mid-April through the local peace committees.

However, the employment contract of all LPC employees is expiring on July 15, although the TRC has decided to receive complaints from the conflict victims until July 17.

“If a decision is not taken soon, LPC staffers won’t be able to receive complaints from conflict victims,” TRC member Madhabi Bhatta told The Himalayan Times.

The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction had hired LPC staffers on a one-year contract. Each LPC is manned by a secretary, a computer operator and an office assistant.

Many conflict victims are likely to lodge complaints at the last moment and might not able to register their cases in absence of LPC staffers.

Bhatta said the TRC office bearers were supposed to meet PM KP Sharma Oli to draw his attention to the matter, but they couldn’t meet him today due recent political developments.