Govt committed to pact with teachers: Acting PM Khadka

Published On: September 25, 2023 08:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

LALITPUR, Sept 25: Acting Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has expressed the government's full commitment towards the agreement reached with teachers discontented with the provisions of the School Education Bill.

Speaking at the outset of the Nepali Congress' ongoing central committee meeting today, the Acting PM informed the meeting regarding the teachers' movement and the agreement reached with the government.

The Acting PM said all demands of teachers would be addressed by the government and parliament together remaining within the parliament's due process, dignity and tradition.

Khadka, who is also the Vice President of the Nepali Congress, said, "I have said that the demands which do not clash with the constitution and which are tenable to the country's economy can be addressed."

According to him, the talks with the agitating teachers were held under the Deputy Prime Minister's (his) leadership after the teachers refused to hold talks with the employees at first and with even the Education Minister later.

"We have addressed the teachers' grievances and demands through talks. The government is fully committed to the agreement," he reiterated.


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