LETTERS: Kamini has challenges

In fact, we all know that Nepal Telecom is the one of the highest taxpaying companies of Nepal. Time and again we hear the news about women empowerment and their rights in many areas.

Of course, in Nepal, women have occupied the highest positions in government owned public enterprises due to their qualification, experience and dedication to the institutions where they have been working.

This is the first time in Nepal Telecom’s history that a woman technician, Mrs. Kamini Rajbhandari, has been appointed to its highest position as NT MD after many years of its establishment. Let us hope that Mrs. Rajbhandari will make a difference in NT’s overall organization and its performance in providing effective service to its millions of customers.

Major challenges that lie ahead for her is that NT’s overall services – landline, mobile and internet facility – has always remained slow and often disrupted.

She needs to spearhead the organisation to make the state-owned company an efficient one so that its customers do not need to switch to other private competitors who are smart enough to cater services to their clients.

Even the state-owned service provider cannot sustain in the market if it fails to make its services more efficient and client-friendly and adds newest technology such as the 4-G mobile and internet services that are quite common in other countries.

This is the age of information technology which needs to be timely upgraded to sustain in the competitive market.

As a high profile technician, let us hope that she will make the NTC the most sought-after service provider in the country.

Saroj Wagle, Bara

Fictional heist

This sounds more like a fictional heist “Social Science Baha under CIAA scanner” (THT, September 26, Page 1).

Rs 4 million and Rs 2 million spent by two NGOs respectively on drinks and picnics! One does not need to be an Einstein to conclude that the NGO honchos are in fact in the thick of money when you see them cruising in the Capital’s ‘gallis’ in branded SUVs.

But 6 million rupees for bottled ecstasy! If true, this will get even the donors violently scratching their heads. This reminds me of an anecdote when an American tourist told me how proud she was to donate to ‘Free Movement’ of the oppressed people in a neighbouring country.

As we were chatting, a Japanese SUV screeched to a halt blowing a trail of dust; two passengers alighted from it with glittering Rolex watch in their smooth arms. They looked like donors and my American friend looked like a hounded person.

After they left, I asked her if she has an SUV, or a Rolex watch or wears a pair of designer shoes or lives in a mansion with a billowing flag, she descended into gloom. She looked visibly sorry at herself.

It is good that CIAA has started taking interest in our NGOs. It might stumble upon King Solomon’s Mines.

Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu