14 individuals held during demonstration in capital

Published On: August 11, 2019 02:47 PM NPT By: Sanskriti Acharya

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Police have arrested as many as 14 individuals from Bhadrakali in the capital on Sunday when they were staging a demonstration demanding the cancellation of vacancies announced by the Public Service Commission some three months ago.

The police detained the protestors when they were moving ahead to Singha Durbar to picket the central administrative secretariat of the country.

Those arrested include the vice president of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Govinda Chantyaal.

The protestors demanded the vacancies be scrapped announced for various local levels arguing that these vacancies were against the principle of inclusive representation.

The PSC had announced vacancies for over 9,000 posts as demanded by the province 2 government.

Earlier, the Madhes-based parties were opposing the modality of the vacancy announcement made by the PSC calling it non-inclusive.

The Madhes-based parties argue that the vacancy announcement failed to acknowledge the principle of inclusiveness and proportional representation as enshrined in the Constitution.

While the Federal Government has defended the vacancy announcement saying it was called to address the manpower crunch in the provincial and local governments in the absence of provincial PSCs. The PSC had called the vacancies after the federal government on May 20 asked it to start the recruitment process.


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