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