Why do you need clarification after three months?: NRA chief to govt

  • Get News Alerts

Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali is furnishing clarification to the government today.

Showing dissatisfaction with his performance in the post-quake reconstruction drive. the government on December 29 had given him a week to furnish clarification.

It sought clarifications from Gyawali on five issues including failure of distributing the grant amount to quake victims, lack of collaboration among the staffs and failure to proceed with the reconstruction works, among others.

In the clarification letter, Gyawali has reviewed the work accomplished by the Authority within a duration of one year  and has also acknowledged inability of not fulfilling the rest of the work.

According to Gyawali's aide, the letter mentions that the Authority has made suitable use of all resources that it received.

"We've asked staffs but the Ministry of General Administration turned down our plea.  We even asked budget which Finance Ministry did not provide on time. The Cabinet of minister too delayed in passing the working procedures for distributing grant amount to quake victims," he said, "The clarification further mentions that the reconstruction drive failed to pick up its pace due to the non cooperation from the concerned stake holders and other bodies."

According to him, the letter also raises question on the need of furnishing clarification only after three months as the meeting of Director's Committee of National Reconstruction Authority called on September 26 had concluded that NRA's performance was satisfactory. NRA's Director's Committee has provision of having Prime Minister as its chairman.

A minister told Setopati that the clarification was sought with the intention of discharging Gyawali from his post.

Article 11 of  Act made to provide for Reconstruction of the Earthquake Affected Structures, 2072, has privileged the government to discharge the chief of the Authority if his work is found to be unsatisfactory.

Comments

More News

  • 'No doubt on three levels of elections taking place'

    'No doubt on three levels of elections taking place' Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki today reiterated that all three levels of the elections- local, provincial and federal - would be held. "It is not relevant to cast doubt on the elections as all political parties are prepared for them," said Karki, also government's spokesperson, while speaking at a press conference organised by Press Center, Banke at Banke Airport.

  • UML not to allow disintegration of sovereignty: UML vice chair Gautam

    UML not to allow disintegration of sovereignty: UML vice chair Gautam CPN (UML) vice chair and former Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam has said that the governing parties were trying to appease them to endorse the constitution amendment bill. While inaugurating the campaign for improving quality of public education organized by the ANNFSU here today, Gautam shared that ruling parties were appeasing them to endorse the bill saying to form a new coalition government participating them.

  • Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

    Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter — instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka. Trump retweeted a message from a Twitter user that said his daughter was "great, a woman with real character and class." But the user tagged the wrong Ivanka, a mistake repeated by Trump — and the message was directed to a woman named Ivanka Majic in Brighton, southern England.

  • Foreign Minister Mahat in Delhi to participate in Raisina Dialogue

    Foreign Minister Mahat in Delhi to participate in Raisina Dialogue Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat is to address the conference during the opening panel of the Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday under the theme ‘Big Politics and New Challenges’. He will also have various bilateral engagements. He arrived at New Delhi on Monday evening in order to participate in the second edition of Raisina Dialogue to be organized by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India from January 17, 2017.

  • 'Local polls possible by May only if election-related laws prepare by Jan'

    'Local polls possible by May only if election-related laws prepare by Jan' Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that there was no possibility of holding elections before third week of May (first week of Nepali month Jestha) if the government failed to form laws regarding election by end of this month. Speaking in face to face program organized by the Reporters Club here today, Yadav shared that they were seeking new laws for timely elections.

Opinion

  • The problem of not cutting trees The problem of not cutting trees

    A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?

    Dr Hemant R Ojha

  • From Mecca to Baijanathpur From Mecca to Baijanathpur

    The year 2016 belongs to one Nepali cricketer in particular – Sandeep Lamichhane. The year saw him grow from a boy to a man. His magical leg-spin bowling during the U19 World Cup was praised by some of the greats of world cricket, even drawing comparison to the spin-legend Shane Warne.

    Sujan Adhikari

Blog

  • ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal' ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'

    Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.

    Ishwar Rauniyar

  • Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna

    Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”

    Deep Lamichhane

Readers Column

  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.

  • Physicians are humans too!

    To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.

Popular

Recommended

Suchanapati