NC’s always finding fault

Apropos of the news report “Roll back brigadiers’ retirement: NC”, as usual, the Nepali Congress has tried to interfere in the government’s decision. I do not understand why the Nepali Congress always tries to find fault with the government’s work. There’s nothing wrong with not extending the tenure of army personnel as the government has the

discretionary power. It’s also surprising that NC perceives the refusal to extend the tenure as political. We, as responsible citizens, should not term the government’s decision as a political move aimed at disturbing the peace process.

Ranju Shrestha, via e-mail


As a medical student I am interested in offering voluntary service to social organisations. I approached many organisations but my offer was rejected outright. Why? It’s simple logic that NGOs have become a big commercial enterprise in Nepal.

Puskar Bura, Nakhipot Right viewI agree with Dr. Pyakuryal’s views in “Recession and Nepal” (THT, March 17). I would like to suggest the government should take appropriate measures to lessen the impact of global economic meltdown in Nepal. However, it is shocking to learn that those holding high office advocate that the recession will have no effect on Nepal. This merely shows their ignorance and/or incompetence.

Sachin Bajimaya, via e-mail


Is the loadshedding problem in our country a story cooked up by the Nepal electricity office? The common consumers still have no idea why they have to bear the daily 16-hour power outage. Does Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal have any answer or solution to the problem?

Paul Nachiring, via e-mail


This is in support of the letter “US visa denied” (THT, March 17). I agree wholeheartdley with what the writer is trying to say about the behaviour of US Immigration Department as regards genuine applicants. However it does not necessarily mean to say that all the personnel working there are inconsiderate.

The concerned immigration department should try more to unearth the applicant’s qualifications because he/she has to spend a lot of money and time just for

attending visa interview.

Shiva Neupane, Australia


Since the government didn’t consider the recommendation made by the Chief of Army

Staff, eight brigadier generals retired with effect from 16th March. The news report “Eight brigadiers’ service extension nixed” (THT, March 16) has quoted the opposition parties as saying that the Defence Minister refused the recommendations risking the peace process. Without any concrete basis, opposition leaders were saying that the non-extension of terms would create a vacuum in the army. The government’s decision not to extend the service period is as per the Army Act 2063. It is the government’s prerogative whether to extend the

term of any brigadier general or not.

Dr. Sital Kaji Shrestha,India