Minister vows to maintain law and order

Kathmandu, January 6

Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Bahadur Basnet today made public a 29-point commitment paper of his ministry, vowing to maintain law and order in the changed context.

He has vowed to eliminate the syndicate system in the transportation sector to make it more competitive and dependable.

Despite the ban on the syndicate system, a handful of transport entrepreneurs continue to hold control over the transport sector along the national highways.

In 2009, the Supreme Court had directed the government to ban the syndicate system in transport sector and to provide road permit and route to new transport entrepreneurs.

Minister Basnet also vowed to make the main highways and other arterial roads free from obstruction of political parties and interest groups.

Security forces will be deployed along the highways to ensure hassle-free movement of vehicles.

The MoHA has also decided to put an all-out effort to revive all police units destroyed during the 10-year long Maoist insurgency, strengthen industrial security, formulate internal security policy, install CCTV cameras in urban areas, strengthen security agencies, control crime and maintain public security.

“The MoHA will restructure the ministry under the federal setup, expand e-attendance system to all district-based offices under its purview, curb crimes, prevent black-marketing, establish a central jail in Nuwakot and a regional jail in Banke and implement the concept of open prison in feasible places and increase the number of police posts,” read the commitment paper.