RONAST employees put forward 13-point demand

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 15:

The employees of Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST) yesterday submitted a memorandum to Prof Dr Dayanand Bajracharya, vice-chancellor of the academy, with their 13-point demand.

The Employees’ Union of RONAST, in its memorandum, has demanded promotion to those employees who have served over 10 years at the academy. Issuing a press release here today, the union secretary Manoj Kumar Singh said the demands were made for the sustainable development of the academy by encouraging the employees for better results.

They also demanded the academy to provide life insurance facility to the employees and increase the salary so as to help them adjust with the recent hike in prices of petroleum products. The union has also demanded education allowance for minimum of two children of the employees at the rate of Rs 500 per month per child.

The union has demanded to provide medical allowances to the employees, rent allowance for those who do not have houses in Kathmandu and house maintenance allowance for those who own houses in Kathmandu. It has also asked the academy to revive the provision of clothing allowance for peons and helpers.