VDC staffers announce protest programmes

Kathmandu, December 14

The VDC Employees’ Association Nepal today decided to halt all regular activities of the VDCs across the country, if the government failed to provide them facilities on par with civil servants.

Organising a press conference here today, the association made public its protest programmes to halt day-to-day activities in the VDCs from December 26.

The organisation is scheduled to hold a regional meet in all five development regions on December 20. The VDC employees will carry out their regular duties wearing black armbands on December 21 and 22.

Similarly, the association will shut all VDC offices in Lalitpur district on December 23 and stage a pen down in all VDCs across Nepal for two days from December 24.

The protest programme also includes shutting all local bodies indefinitely from December 26.

Bikram Maharjan, chairperson of the association, has warned that they would launch another round of protests in the government failed to respond to their demands.

“Although the government has provided permanent appointment letters to VDC employees, they do not get other services on par with civil servants,” he added.

Other demands of the association include management of employees’ welfare fund, 50 per cent hike in VDC grants and implementation of past agreements.