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Statute clarification campaign to be launched

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, November 24

With the intention of clarifying to people about provisions in the new constitution, the government today decided to inform people in detail about the provisions through a month-long campaign.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his ministers have been claiming that the ongoing movement in Tarai-Madhes was the result of people’s misunderstanding regarding provisions in the new constitution.

According to Minister for Information and Communications Technology Sherdhan Rai, today’s cabinet meeting decided to launch the ‘People’s constitution among the people’, a campaign from December 7, 2015 to January 5, 2016 through the Ministry of Local Development and Federal Affairs.

State Minister for Local Development and Federal Affairs Kunti Kumari Shahi said the government would publish the highlights of the major provisions of the constitution in different languages of the country and distribute them to the respective language communities.

She said the government would use its local bodies, including District Development Committee and Village level committees to organise interactions, seminars and even mass meetings in different parts of the country to clarify to the people on constitutional provisions.

Minister Shahi further said the government would also request the leaders of all parties representing in the parliament, including the main opposition parties, to reach different parts of the country to make people aware of the constitutional provisions.

Rai said the cabinet also decided to provide Rs 10,000 each to all earthquake victims to buy warm clothes during winter and ease the distribution of old-age allowance.


Eight AIGs Transferred

KATHMANDU: Minister for Information and Communications Technology Sherdhan Rai said on Tuesday that the cabinet decided to transfer eight Additional Inspector Generals of Police.

AIG Rajendra Singh Bhandari has been transferred to the National Security Council secretariat Singha Durbar; AIG Surendra Bahadur Shah to National Police Training Academy Maharajgunj; AIG Bigyan Raj Sharma to Crime Investigation Department of Nepal Police; AIG Pratap Singh Thapa to Metropolitan Police Office Ranipokhari; AIG Birendra Babu Shrestha to Human Resource Development Department of Nepal Police; AIG Ramesh Shekhar Bajracharya to Administration Department of Nepal Police; AIG Kedar Prasad Saud to Department of Operation of Nepal Police Headquarters; and AIG Ganesh Raj Rai to the office of the IGP.

A version of this article appears in print on November 25, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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