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Three state govt agencies in Province 4 to start work today

- LAL PRASAD SHARMA, Pokhara

Feb 1, 2018-

The Chief Minister’s Office, the Office of Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law in Province 4 are planning to start their operations from Thursday.

All preparations have been completed so that these three agencies can start their daily work from their offices based on the premises of the Skill Development Training Centre in Pardi, Pokhara, Chief Secretary Laxman Aryal said on Wednesday. 

The office of the Ministry of Financial Affairs and Planning will aslo be situated inside the centre complex. Aryal said it would take some time for the Ministry of Financial Affairs to start its works because its building is not ready yet. 

The buildings for other ministries of Province 4 have also been decided, and they are currently undergoing renovation.

The Ministry of Social Development will be based on the building of the Western Regional Education Directorate, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development on the building of the Urban Development and Building Construction Division Office, the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative on the building of the Division Office of Cooperative Training, and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment on a new building of Kaski District Forest Office.

Secretariat employees yet to report

The majority of the employees assigned to Provincial Assembly (PA) Secretariat have not reached Pokhara, the temporary capital of Province 4. The government has deployed 27 employees to the secretariat. Only four of them have reported to work so far, said Under Secretary Gopal Sigdel, who is involved in a team that is making preparations to conduct the first PA meeting scheduled on February 5. Sigdel said despite human resources crunch, the team was working hard to make sure the historic assembly is held in a successful manner.

Published: 01-02-2018 08:30

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