Review Nepal News

The UML and Maoist center bicker now on the issue of appointment of IGPs

Review Nepal
  Kathmandu, Nepal      April 10 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal: Though the CPN UM and the CPN Maoist Center are vowing to merge the two parties into a new one, the differences of the two parties seem to have widened o ranges of issues including on the nonissues.

The two leftist parties seem to have bickering not only on the issues related to the unifications of the parties but also indulging on the petty interests of transforming and appointment of the government employees.   

The recent one difference over the issue of running the government is centered on the issue of transforming of the secretaries and appointment of Inspector General of Police (IGPs) of the Nepal police and Nepal Armed Police. 

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Tuesday ended inclusively after ministers from the CPN UML and the CPN Maoist Center clashed over the issue of appointment of IGPs. The consensus efforts made earlier among the top leaders had also indeed inclusively due to the differences.  

The cabinet meeting called at the Prime Minister’s Official residence, Baluwatar with the agendas to hold talks on the appointment of IGPs as IGP of Nepal police Prakash Aryal and all the AIGs of and IGP Singha Bahadur Shrestha of Armed Police Force are going to retire from their posts following the completion of 30-year service period from Wednesday.

Though the Prime Minister Oli had been claiming to transform and appointment of the the government employees will be made without indulging on the partisan interests, the UML has been exerting pressure to appoint DIG Pushkar Karki in the post of IGP of the Nepal Police. However, the CPN Maoist Center has stand in favor of DIG Sarvendra Khanal. 

As per the police rule, not only the Karki and Khanal but also all the 12 DIGs namely Ramesh Kharel, Pawan Kharel, Bhog Bahadur Thapa, Puskal Regmi, Uttam Kumar Karki, Chandra Ranjeet, Manoj Neupane, Gyan Bikram Shaha, Chabi Lal Joshi, Thule Rai, Sharad Chand, Dhiru Basnet, Puspa and Suresh Bikram Shaha  are eligible in the post. Among the Karki and Khanal, Rajendra Kharel’s name is also coming in the forefront due to his performance. 

However, there is no huge difference in the Armed Police Force though AIG Shailendra Khanal and Puspa Ram KC are at the top list to for the post of IGP. Khanal likely to be appointing as the IGP of Armed Police Force on the basis of seniority as he was promoted in the post of AIG about 11 months ago.