Panel dwells on collecting public opinion on statute

KATHMANDU: The CA Civic Relations Committee today held discussion with the secretaries of the concerned ministries on the modus operandi of collecting public opinion on the first draft of the new constitution.

The committee is entrusted with collecting public opinion on the draft constitution. The concerned secretaries assured the committee members that they would provide them with logistic support and they could also utilise human resources that they had in the districts. But the secretaries asked the CA members to inform them before their departure to the districts, along with their itinerary.

Home Secretary Govinda Kusum assured them that the ministry would ensure their safety while collecting the public opinion on the first draft of the constitution. But he asked the CA members not to misbehave with the government employees in the districts as was done in the past. It was reported that some of the CA members, while collecting public opinion on the content of the new constitution, had misbehaved with chief district officers and made unnecessary demands. The civic relations committee has begun groundwork to ensure effective collection of public opinion after the CC started discussion on the report of the economic committee.