Make it equal
Those who have joined the government job either in revenue or administration or foreign affairs or any other government offices after passing Public Service Commission competitive examinations must be equally treated by the state. Paying 200 per cent more to revenue offices’ staffs than the other civil servants is discrimination. The erring staff of the revenue offices should be given maximum punishment by law.
Dr. Suman Kumar Regmi, Bakhundole-Kupondole, Kathmandu
The secret agreement between CPN (UML)-President JN Khanal and UCPN- (Maoist)-Chairperson PK Dahal is reported to have made provisions for the People’s Inclusive Democracy in the new constitution.
This clandestine pact between the communist parties seems to have further deepened the political crisis in the country. It is a pity that all the political leaders seem to be engaged in clandestine meetings in luxurious five-star hotels. The Nepali people do not approve clandestine meetings of the political leaders, which affect their destiny. All clandestine activities by the party-leaders should be urgently discouraged. There shouls be full transparency of the dialogues among the political leaders. Political leaders who enjoy dinning and wining in luxurious hotels do not seem to represent the starving and toiling people of the country.
Pragya Ananda, Kathmandu
It has not been long that a new home minister was appointed, and the Nepal Police has started a strange pattern of arresting innocent people at their own will. It does not matter whether the people they have arrested are innocent or are convicted of any crimes. They arrest as many people as they can, and let them rot in jail without reason. There will be only unnecessary fear of the people in the mind of the people. Stop terrorizing the innocent people. They better try to get the real culprits arrested and use powers wisely.
Avishek Karmacharya, via e-mail
There are cavalcade of promises and myriads of assurances to promulgate the statute and find a logical conclusion to the peace process, but in vain. Who is to be blamed? Is it us (helpless people) for being too impatient, as leaders tend to reiterate that no other country in the world has yet witnessed constitution drafting through a Constituent Assembly within this short period of time? Three years have elapsed since the CA took its shape, but nothing significant has been achieved. Hats off to our leaders! We do realize that addressing all the issues and demands in a very non-conducive transitional situation is not a cake walk, but a tall order. Our leaders are busy lambasting and bickering and are trying to fool the people with their
political rhetoric ad nauseum. Excuse cannot be granted to these leaders who have not
carried out any earnest effort to accomplish the task. The constitution drafting process has not even moved an inch from the point it had halted. Another extension of the CA tenure is in the offing and parties are busy bargaining and setting the preconditions for the extension. But none of these have come out with a justifiable reason for the extension. Our leaders are akin to sneak thieves and nobody knows what conspiracies are being hatched in the dark. The statute if at all is drafted, is going to be the costliest document ever made because billions have been spent from the Nepali coffers already.
Be aware! I remember the last day of 2067 when I was receiving best wishes as the new year was hitting our life. My friends and relatives had wished for prosperity and sustainable peace in the country. I wondered if all the wishes would turn positive. But, to my dismay, none has come true for most of us so far.. It is hard to wish for the best in a country like Nepal where aspirations (political and personal) are often crushed. Everything is turning cynical. Who will be the saviour? Our leaders? I doubt.
Yugesh Dhungana, Butwal