NA working as inseparable part of foreign policy, Defence Minister says


KATHMANDU, July 31: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel said all sorts of discriminations on gratuity and allowance given to physically-challenged and pensions were resolved following the amendment to the military service regulations.

At a seminar in the army headquarters on Monday, DPM Pokharel said the government has amended the military service regulations in order to address the voices of the families of the army personnel who got martyrdom in course of service.

Pokharel said, “The Defence Ministry and army headquarters will gradually address the issues in the proposals received from the single women and injured army persons in an organized manner.”

Nepal Army to be run on chain of command should be made professional and modern instead of democratic, the Defence Minister said that Nepal Army has been working as an inseparable part of Nepal’s foreign policy through the peacekeeping mission.

Likewise, Chairman of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Surya Kiran Gurung said the transitional justice was different from the criminal case and added that the Commission was committed to addressing the voices of the conflict hit and affected ones.

On the occasion, chief of staff Purna Chandra Thapa said that the organization was ready to address the grievances of families of the martyrs who lost their lives during duties and suggested that the families should join the campaign of self-employment through agriculture.

The regulations has ensured promotion to a level in case the army personnel dies while discharging duty, providing full remuneration to the family till seven years and the pension after seven years and others well. RSS