Home minister unveils reform scheme

- Post Report, Kathmandu
The 84-point document says state will use force if highways are blocked in any form of protest

Jun 28, 2017-Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma unveiled a roadmap on Tuesday to reform the home administration, setting out ambitious plans including an overhaul of the security apparatus.

The 84-point document says the government will use force if highways are blocked in any form of protest. Also, the plan aims to control syndication in public transportation.

Minister Sharma said they will fill the vacancies in security agencies within a month. He plans to put an end to factionalism and lobbying within the security forces for promotions and postings.

“A system will be developed in the chain of command to address the grievances. The security policy, including one on the security of high-level public officials, politicians and retired officials will be reviewed,” said the minister.

Unveiling the roadmap for reforms on Tuesday, Sharma said the government would provide round-the-clock security in tourist areas like Thamel of Kathmandu and Lake Side of Pokhara.

He said preparations were being made to set up a system to enable people to post complaints to police online.

The minister said the government will replace the “encouragement allowance” of traffic police members with other perks. Plans are also afoot to amend the Prison Act and Regulations.

Radio and television programmes would be launched soon to facilitate the home minister’s direct communication with people.

Published: 28-06-2017 07:54

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