UML Chief Whip demands to cut PM Secretariat’s employee quotas

Dainik Nepal

Kathmandu: Chief Whip of the CPN (UML), Padam Giri, has demanded to reduce the employee quotas at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat and to run it in effective manner.

Presenting the proposal of cutting the budget expenditure on different headings under the Appropriation Bill 2080 in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, Giri said quotas for 79 people at the PM Secretariat was more than the necessity and the staffs were not mobilized in an effective way.

He further said the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has no tourism targeted new programmes. Giri drew government’s attention towards the financial losses the country has to bear if new airports are constructed without any preparation.

Similarly, Arjun Narsing KC of the Nepali Congress said the budget should address the people’s distress. He urged the Prime Minister to resolve the existing problems of the country. Stating that corruption cases are increasing in the country, KC demanded formation of a high-level probe commission under leadership of judges of Supreme Court on well-known corruption cases.


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