HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Special Court today directed the Department of Transportation Management to provide prompt service to the public.
Stating that there was an urgent need to crack down on irregularities at the office, the court has directed authorities to install CCTV cameras where driving tests are conducted. A bench comprising Judges Gauri Bahadur Karki, Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise ordered that authorities issue only licences with holograms and not allow people, except service seekers and providers, inside the office. It has demanded that the office prepare a Citizen’s Charter to provide information to service seekers about the fees and to introduce single window system to serve the public.
It has directed the chief of the office to take action against any staff involved in irregularities and regularly monitor service.
The orders come as the court convicted half a dozen persons for their involvement in irregularities during issuing of driving licences.
The convicted are: non-gazetted third class staff Negamraj Regmi, computer operator Ramchandra Chalise and ‘brokers’ Barka Bahadur Thapa and Manu Thapa. The bench has sentenced them to three months in jail and fined each of them Rs 35,000.