‘Agreement between government and Dr KC going positively’


Kathmandu, Nov 25 . Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said the latest agreement reached between the government and Prof Dr Govinda KC would be implemented gradually.

Pokharel’s statement came in response to the lawmakers drawing the attention of the concerned minister to the implementation of the agreement word by word. The meeting was coordinated by Bhairab Bahadur Bista, coordinator of the Education and Health Subcommittee under the Federal Parliament.

Addressing the meeting, Minister Pokharel urged the lawmakers to dismiss the rumours that the agreement would not be implemented.

The nine-point agreement was reached on July 26 at Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The agreement bars the establishment of any new medical college within the central capital for the next 10 years, and requires word by word implementation of the National Medical Education Bill, 2075 submitted to the Federal Parliament.

A clause-wise discussion is being held on the Bill at the respective committee and subcommittees. The meeting was attended by lawmakers Dilendra Prasad Badu, Krishna Prasad Dahal, Dev Prasad Gurung, Ganga Chaudhary, Dil Bahadur Mahat, Rekha Sharma, Ram Bahadur Bista, Maina Kumari Bhandari, Yashoda Gurung Subedi, Pushpa Kumari Karna, Rekha Jha and Prem Suwal. The sumcommittee meeting will next meet at 11 am tomorrow. RSS