Contempt-of-court case against ministers

Kathmandu, August 24:

A contempt-of-court case was filed today at the Supreme Court against the cabinet secretariat, the finance minister, the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare and other government authorities accusing them of disobeying a Supreme Court order to provide facilities to physically disabled people.

Chairman of the Nepal Disabled Society, Rukmagat Neupane, filed the case accusing the authorities of flouting the January 18, 2005, SC verdict that ordered the government to implement the Disabled Protection and Welfare Act 1982 and its Regulation 1995 and provide facilities to disabled persons.

While Finance Minister Madhukar Sumsher Rana, and minister Durga Shrestha have been made defendants officially and personally, Ministries of Health, Labour and Transport Management, Local Development and Civil Aviation have also been made defendants.