Govt directs to form disaster rescue team

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 11, 2014-

Chief Secretary Leela Mani Poudel has directed the Natural Disaster Relief Committee to prepare a trained squad for  rescue operations in all the municipalities and VDCs that are prone to different natural calamities during the rainy season.

In a meeting of the Central Monitoring and Evaluation held on Wednesday, Poudel  directed the respective departments to ensure that there be no shortage of drinking water, health services, and equipment needed for rescue  operations during disaster and not to grant leave for any government officials until Dashain from disaster-prone areas.

The chief secretary also informed that the government has allocated Rs 700,000 for every flood-prone area and Rs 300,000 for all District Disaster Relief Fund.

He also directed the Ministry of Education to book all the distributors who failed to deliver school level textbooks even three months after the formal academic session began and evaluate the performance of executive director of Janak Sikshya Samagri Kendra and report at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

Chief Secretary Poudel also asked the ministry to come up with a concrete plan in order to make  sure that school textbooks will be available before the beginning of new academic session from next year.

According to a statement released by the OPM, the chief secretary also asked the Department of Foreign Employment to provide 24-hour service, and start diplomatic lobbying to solve the visa problems faced by the Nepali migrants in Malaysia.

Published: 12-06-2014 09:40

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