Ministry seals task execution agreement with subordinate bodies

Published On: September 30, 2016 04:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Ministry of Information and Communications has reached task execution agreements (TEAs) with the subordinate bodies and departments for result-bearing expeditions. 

The Ministry sealed agreements with National News Agency (RSS), Gorkhapatra Sansthan, Information Department, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Radio Broadcast Service Development Committee, Radio Nepal, Minimum Allowance Determination Committee, Currency Department and National Film Development Board. 

The Ministry will also hold separate agreements with Nepal Television, Nepal Telecom and Postal Department. The National Information Commission and Press Council Nepal, which are also the subordinate bodies, will not come under the agreement scheme as they are legally autonomous. 

At the program, Information and Communications Minister, Surendra Kumar Karki, instructed the government employees to remain sincere in their commitments rather than being influenced by the guesswork of speculating the term of the incumbent government.

"The bureaucracy is entangled in the law it has created," he said. 

The Minister accused the bureaucracy of completing the works that benefit it and delaying other works. 

Prof Engineer Bhupendraman Pradhan, who oversees National Planning Commission's information and communications, said the task execution agreement between the ministry and subordinate bodies would bring fruitful outcomes. 

Chief Secretary, Dr Somlal Subedi, said the task execution agreement which started from Local Development Ministry was positive and added it would be gradually implemented in all the ministries. 

The agreement is important for making the government works effective and result-bearing, Subedi stressed and expressed belief it would make considerable contribution to implementing the constitution. 

Information Secretary, Dinesh Thapaliya, said the task execution agreement was introduced as an indicator for progress of the government bodies. He said the Ministry would reach such an agreement with its subordinate bodies which in turn would hold the agreement with the departments and divisions under its aegis.

On the occasion, the chiefs of the subordinate authorities under the Ministry of Information and Communications signed the agreement papers and pledged to complete the designated task in time. RSS 


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