Kathmandu, Oct 21: The Legislature-Parliament, Finance Committee discussed with the Chief Secretary and Secretary concerned about managing the old vehicles inside the Singha Durbar premises.
Raising a point about the matters were MPs Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Icchya Raj Tamang, Chandra Kant Bhandari, Jagdish Narsingh KC, Janardan Dhakal, Kedar Prasad Sanjel, Kamala Pant, Hari Raj Gyawali, Bikram Pandey, Bidur Prasad Sapkota, Raj Kumar Agrawal, Keshav Prasad Badal, Mohan Baral and Surendra Prasad Pandey. In response to the concerns raised by the MPs, Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudel expressed the commitment to completely manage the old vehicles within the next twelve months.
The Chief Secretary also made it clear that the country was bearing unnecessary expenditure in drivers, fuel, mobil, tyres and vehicle spare parts due to lack of a regulation on which level of a government employee should be entitled to what kind of a vehicle. Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Shanta Raj Subedi and Finance Secretary Suman Sharma said there was procedural complexities in managing the old vehicles.
Secretary at the Ministry of Urban Development Arjun Kumar Karki said there were more than 100 old vehicles lying around in the Singha Durbar premises and expressed the commitment to deal with the matter based on a concrete action plan. Secretary of the Finance Committee Krishna Hari Khadka suggested bringing timely reforms to the Financial Working Procedure 2055 B.S. that covers the auctioning of old goods and materials.