Home Ministry to enact reform planThe Ministry of Home Affairs has started preparations to amend the laws governing the security bodies for implementing the 84-point reform paper made public by Home Minister Janardan Sharma on June 27.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has started preparations to amend the laws governing the security bodies for implementing the 84-point reform paper made public by Home Minister Janardan Sharma on June 27.
The ambitious reform roadmap outlines a plan to create new positions in Nepal Police while senior officials will be required to do specified courses to get promoted. Also, the roadmap discusses stringent laws to check cyber crimes.
“Many of the plans require amendment to the existing laws. Our law unit has been working on it,” said Deepak Kafle, spokesperson for the Home Ministry.
The ministry plans to create two new positions of assistant head constable and senior sub-inspector to motivate low ranking personnel who have to wait for years for promotion. To recognise the two positions, the Nepal Police Act and Regulations need amendment.
The AHC is a position senior to the police constable but lower than the head constable. Similarly, the SSI is a position between the sub-inspector and the inspector. These positions already exist in the Armed Police Force.
Home Minister Sharma had said while unveiling the roadmap that because of years of stalled promotions, the low ranking personnel were not motivated to work, hindering law enforcement.
According to the Nepal Police Regulations-2014, promotions are decided on the basis of seniority, awards and performance. The ministry is also making the legal arrangement for giving retiring personnel one level promotion.
Nirmala Bhattarai Adhikari, joint-secretary at the ministry, said they are discussing necessary changes in the Act. The federal Police Act and the Citizenship Act are among the legislations being drafted.