Govt unveils works performed in 100 days

Govt unveils works performed in 100 days

The government has made public a 55-point list of works, rather than achievements, performed in its first 100 days in office, stressing that important tasks were accomplished in this short period.

Minister for Information and Communications, Minendra Rijal unveiling the government activities of 100 days at the office of the Prime Minister inside Singha Durbar on Sunday. NN/Narayan Maharjan
Minister for Information and Communications, Minendra Rijal unveiling the government activities of 100 days at the office of the Prime Minister inside Singha Durbar on Sunday. NN/Narayan Maharjan

Organizing a press meet inside a hall of National Planning Commission in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Sunday, Minister for Information and Communications, Minendra Rijal said the government’s main objective is to promulgate a new constitution in one year and noticeable progress has been achieved to this effect.

“Various committees have been formed in the Constituent Assembly. They have even started their works to enact a new constitution by 21 January, 2015 so as to institutionalize the federal democratic republican set up,” said the Minister, distributing the 55-point document to journalists.

According to the document, the major works performed by the government of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala include expansion of cabinet, request made to Adhikari couple to break their hunger strike and success achieved in ending the similar hunger strike of Dr. Govinda KC, among others.

On economic front, the government has forecast that the economic growth rate will be elevated to 5.2 percent for the current fiscal year.

“In the past 3 months, 19,116 new tax payers have come to the tax net, while 6,703 house owners have been brought under the rental tax net providing them the permanent account numbers (PAN),” said Point No 12 of the document.

On diplomatic and foreign affairs front, the government has drafted Terms of Reference (ToR) for the appointment of future ambassadors, while the number of passport form distribution and collection counters have been increased to nine, said Point No 15 of the document.

Similarly, to enhance the quality of service delivery, the government has provisioned a Citizen Charter with the arrangement of compensation up to Rs 5,000, the document further said.

“On security front, hooliganism has been brought under control, while CC TV at major junctions of city areas, cross patrolling, cross border patrolling, long range patrolling, etc are in operation as the security measures.”

“Among the 640 complaints received by the government under its Hello Sarkar hotline program, 570 have been settled, while we have ensured that no fee would be charged for making calls on the number 1111.”

The other works mentioned by the government include: Nepal hosting two separate summits of BIMSTEC and SAARC in the near future; PM Koirala inaugurating the Maha Kumbh Mela in Chatra Ghat, Baraha Kshetra, Sunsari; field monitoring of Babai and Sikta Irrigation Projects by PM Koirala; active role of government to contain the spread of jaundice in Biratnagar and the next parliament session called for May 30 this month.

The incumbent Koirala government was formed on February 11, 2014 and completed 100 days on May 21, 2014, amid allegations of being slow in discharging the duties.