Employees seek CTEVT chief’s resignation

Kathmandu, September 3 :

Employees of the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) today locked up the council offices for an indefinite period demanding resignation of the executive director, Dr Agni Prasad Kafle.

The striking employees claimed that Dr Kafle’s term has already expired, but is yet to quit the post. The employees barred Dr Kafle from entering the office. Ishwor Chandra Ghimire, president of the CTEVT-Employees’ Association Central Committee (EACC) said Dr Kafle forcibly entered the office at 5.25 pm with the help of the police. He said that Dr Kafle was appointed as member secretary of the CTEVT in 2003 and was later appointed as the executive director.

“We had asked the Education Ministry to remove Dr Kafle from his post for his involvement in suppressing the Jana Andolan II, but in vain. The lockout and the protest will continue unless he is removed from the post,” said Ghimire. A press release issued here today by the CTEVT-EACC stated that Dr Kafle had supported the royal move and alleged that he was involved in providing CTEVT affiliation to private institutions which did not fulfil the basic requirements.