POKHARA, Feb 8: The Association of District Coordination Committees of Nepal (ADCCN), Province-4 committee has said its serious attention was drawn towards District Coordination Committee officials being barred from voting in the election to the member of National Assembly on Wednesday.
ADCCN Province-4 committee president Baina Bahadur Adhikari Chhetri stated this in a statement he issued here on Wednesday. He said it was unconstitutional not to include the DCC officials in the electoral college who voted in the National Assembly election although the constitution mentions that the rural municipalities, municipalities and the district assembly as the local levels.
"The Article 56 (4) of the Constitution of Nepal clearly stipulates that the rural municipalities, municipalities and the district assembly are the local levels. The Ministry has been issuing directives and circulars to the District Coordination Committee (DCC) from time to time imposing restrictions on the authority given as per the Article 220 (7) of the Constitution to the DCCs. The ADCCN has strong objection to it," Chhetri said in the press release.
The press release also states that the ADCCN was moving ahead towards implementing the rights stipulated by the constitution and the provisions made in Clause 92 and Clause 95 of the Local Government Operation Act, 2074.
Chhetri has also expressed through the press release the displeasure of the ADDCN that the DCC Kaski was neglected while making arrangements for the provincial government ministries in Province-4 and no coordination with it was established in that process.
"We are continuously effortful towards fulfilling the public aspiration for sustainable peace, good governance, development and prosperity by maintaining coordination with the local government, the provincial government and the federal government offices based in the district," the press release read. The ADDCN Kaski committee has also expressed its regrets that the DCC office-bearers were not given passes to the historic first meeting of the Province Assembly, even though around 15 to 20 passes were issued to a single political party.(RSS)