Details of security personnel working as domestic help sought

Kathmandu, January 20

Lawmaker Rajendra Kumar KC, who is also a member of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament, today said the House panel had recently written to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defence to provide it the details of security personnel employed as domestic help for VIPs, and serving and former security officials.

“The nation never recruited police personnel and soldiers to work as domestic help.

According to a rough estimate, nearly 7,000 personnel of Nepali Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force work as domestic help for VIPs and serving and former security officials,” he informed at a programme organised in the capital.

“No law allows them to be kept as domestic help and such a trend should end immediately. The Public Accounts Committee will soon direct the government to put an end to this practice.

They should be used only for the purpose they were recruited.

If VIPs and other officials have any security concern, they may contact the nearest police office for necessary security arrangements,” KC added.