KATHMANDU, June 4: One of the three agencies opened in the name of railway development and expansion has been dissolved. Through the budget statement, the government dissolved the Railway Board.
Renu Yadav had prepared a proposal for the formation of the Railway Board when she was the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport. After Renu Yadav, the Railway Board was formed when Ishtiyak Rai was the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport.
The Railway Board was constituted to appoint Balram Mishra, retired Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure. Rs 25, 00,000 budget has been allocated for the Railway Board in the current financial year.
Since the formation of the Railway Board, there has been a dispute between the Board, the Department and the Railway Company regarding the rights. The Railway Board will not be constituted in the coming year 2023/24.
Through the budget statement, Finance Minister Dr Prakasharan Mahat said that the Board will be dissolved and its work will be done by the Railway Department. After the dissolution of the Board, there will be only two agencies for the development of railways.
Through the Budget statement, the government has also dissolved the Cotton Development Committee. Similarly, in the budget statement, the government has said that the National Dairy Development Board will be dissolved and the work will be carried out by the relevant ministries, the Philatelic and Postal Management Office will be dissolved and the work will be carried out by the Postal Service, the Central Check Office will be dissolved and the work will be carried out by the Postal Service and the Additional Post Office will be dissolved.
Similarly, the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, Environment, Compensation Distribution Unit has been dissolved through the budget and related work will now be carried out by the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Company.
Similarly, the Department of Women and Children will be dissolved, University of Nepal Infrastructure Development Board and various Medical College Infrastructure Construction Committee will be also dissolved. The new budget has also dissolved the District Election Office and a separate election unit will remain in the District Administration Office, the data office will be dissolved and data will be collected from the local level and an office will be established at the provincial level for coordination and various lake protection and development committees will be dissolved. The Groundwater Resources Development Board will also be merged.
In the budget statement, the government has dissolved the Groundwater Resources Development Board and said that the research work will be done by the Water and Energy Commission (WEC) and the infrastructure work will be done by the Department of Water Resources and Irrigation.
In the budget statement, it is stated that the work related to infrastructure will be done by the Department of Water Resources and Irrigation, the Vector Borne Disease Research and Training Centre (VBDRTC) will be canceled and will be conducted under the Epidemiology and Epidemic Management Section of the Department of Health Services, the National Information Technology Center will be canceled and the related work will be done by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
In the budget statement, it has been announced that Radio Nepal and Nepal Television will be an integrated public broadcasting organization, Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Committee will be abolished and the work done by the committee will be done by Nepal Transit and Warehouse Management Company Limited and Nepal Mountain Academy will be merged with Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM).
Survey Department and Land Revenue Office to provide service from same building
In the budget statement, the government has announced that the Survey Department and Land Revenue Office Office will provide services from a single office. After Pushpa Kamal Dahal became the Prime Minister, in the integrated action plan proposal prepared by the Ministry of Land Management, it was suggested that it would be appropriate to provide services to the Survey Department and Land Revenue Office from one office.
Even earlier, there were various attempts to keep the Survey Department and Land Revenue Office in one office but it was not implemented. Prakash Joshi, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Land Management, said that providing services of Survey Department and Land Revenue Office from one office would make it easier for the customers and the work would also be faster.