Kathmandu, November 7:

Former employees of the Sajha Yatayat said today that they would resume their protest programmes from Thursday “after the government transport body failed to meet their demands”.

“We had submitted a written request to the Sajha administration six days ago to meet our demands within seven days,” said Kamal Shrestha, coordinator of the protest committee. Addressing a press conference organised here today Shrestha said: “Former staffers have informed the authorities that they will be compelled to revive their agitation as soon as the deadline passes.”

The staffers have demanded reinstatement of all the permanent employees who were compelled to quit five years ago besides implementation of the decisions made by Sajha on May 18.

Former deputy executive director of the Sajha Yatayat Hom Nath Sharma said the form of the struggle would be made public soon. He said incumbent executive director Mukunda Raj Satyal has been lingering to pay the dues that the former staffs owe.

NT to rent Sajha building

KATHMANDU: Sajha Yatayat is all set to provide its office building to the Nepal Telecom on rent soon. The agreement between the two organisations was inked on October 29. The state-owned transport body would receive around Rs 600,000 per month as rent. The existing offices would be shifted to the other buildings situated at the northern side of its central office premises. Ananta Poudel, the administrative head of the Sajha Yatayat, said the Sajha has decided to buy 10 buses with the rent of one year that amounts to of Rs 7 million which Sajha would receive in advance. — HNS