Province 2 writes to federal government not to transfer top security officials without its consentIt says security officials should not be transferred during a pandemic as they have crucial roles to play in the province.
The Province 2 government has written to the federal government not to transfer top security officers based in the province without consulting it.
In its letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs sent on Friday, the provincial Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law said that the federal government should transfer or deploy top security officers only after consulting the provincial government.
“New security chiefs take time to acquaint themselves. It will be wise not to transfer them in the present situation,” said Gyanendra Kumar Yadav, minister of Internal Affairs and Law. He said the security officers have a great role to play in mitigating the risk of the spread of coronavirus.
Yadav’s comments come as the one-year tenure of three deputy inspectors general, some chief district officers and Superintendents of Police working in Province-2 comes to an end soon .
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law has also notified the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and the National Investigation Department about the letter.
Yadav said that top security officials shall only be transferred only if the provincial government accepts their posting.
Currently, Deputy Inspectors General Pradhumna Karki and Tekendra Karki of Nepal Police and Raju Aryal of the Armed Police Force are deployed in the province. Their one- year tenure in the province is going to be completed soon.
The provincial government has already passed a bill to recruit its own police in the and started the process to hire police personnel under the Provincial Public Service Commission.