Minister Khand Unveils Progress Report Of Six Months

Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand Thursday made public the progress and the major tasks performed in the first six months after he assumed the post.
The 71-point progress report of the Home Minister includes his tasks ranging from the creation of three new posts in the Nepal Police to the construction of over 200 border outposts (BOPs) across the country.
The six-month achievements made public by the Secretariat of the Home Minister include most of the works started during the tenure of the previous government, but which had remained incomplete then, and were completed after he assumed the office.

Among the major achievements made include the 9th amendment to the Police Regulations through which three different posts in the Nepal Police were created allowing internal promotions of hundreds of junior ranking police personnel.
Similarly, the ration allowance of the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force has been increased by 15 per cent in the last six months.
The Home Minister managed 40 per cent encouragement allowance in the starting salary scale for the rank of the office assistant to police constable and 10 per cent from Inspector of Police to Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The Minister implemented the use of respectful words to the general staff within the police organisation.
According to the Ministry, a social cooperation cell has been set up to facilitate the people of the Dalit community to get the services from the police office quickly and easily.
A total of 950 CCTV cameras have been installed at the Metropolitan Police Office and Province Police Offices in the last six months, the progress report read.

The Ministry has stated that the total number of BOPs of the Armed Police Force (APF) has reached 227 in different border areas of the country in the last six months.
Security has been provided by the Armed Police Force at 25 places including various hydropower projects, important establishments, diplomatic missions and railways.

A Province-level security conference held in Madhes Province of Dhanusha in Janakpur on November 8 is also considered as an achievement of the Minister.
According to the Ministry, 154 people from different countries were deported in the last six months.

The Ministry said that the service flow has been made technology-friendly and digital visa with system generated QR code has been implemented for administrative reform by reducing the time required for public service delivery by one third.
Necessary preparations have been made for the operation of the immigration office at Bhairahawa International Airport, stated in the report.

Similarly, a total of 30 drug treatment and rehabilitation centres have been established to discourage drug smuggling and consumption. According to the Ministry, a draft of the National Master Plan on Drug Prevention and Control has been prepared.
In the last six months, a total of 2,246 people including 2,183 Nepali nationals, 58 Indian nationals and five foreign nationals have been arrested from across the country with various types of drugs. Large quantities of drugs including marijuana, heroin, opium and cocaine were recovered from the arrested persons.

A data recovery centre of the Ministry has been established for personal incident registration and social security management system in Makwanpur. In the last six months, online incident registration has been expanded in 664 more ward offices, the ministry said.
According to the Ministry, procurement process has started for the construction of National Police Training Institute building and other infrastructure in Panauti of Kavrepalanchok district with Indian grant. Construction of 645 different police units across the country is undergoing at present.

Similarly, construction work of new prison buildings in Morang and Panchthar is moving in full swing.
The construction work of an administrative and security building for the operation of an open prison in Ganapur of Banke is in the final stage. For this, a draft of open prison operation regulations has been prepared, read the report.

Source : TRN,