HoR meeting: lawmakers put their views on various issues

NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma. (File photo)

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Kathmandu: Nepali Congress lawmaker Bishwa Prakash Sharma has demanded bringing the workers in the informal sector under the ambit of social security. 

During the emergency hour of today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, he pointed out the need of formulating laws related to occupational safety for the protection of workers, mentioning that two persons died due to suffocation while cleaning a well in Surkhet on Monday.

He laid emphasis on the need of making special arrangement for workers of unorganized sector as per the provision of the social security fund, adding the social security fund based on contribution should incorporate workers of informal sector.   

Similarly, Hridaya Ram Thani complained that the government in the budget for coming fiscal year did not make arrangement of appropriate budget in Karnali Province. 

He drew the attention of the government in road construction and claimed that budget allocated in Dolpa, Jajarkot, Mugu and Humal is very nominal. 

Drawing the attention of the House on the issue of service and facility of staffs of Federal Parliament Secretariat, Raghuji Panta, asked the government to take appropriate decision immediately on the issue. 
He also explained that government has cut the facility of newspapers provided to MPs and drew the attention of the Finance Minister and Finance Ministry to provide services and allowance provided by rule. 

Stating that problems have surfaced in east Nepal due to monsoon and it has caused loss of lives and properties, Harka Maya BK demanded the government to make arrangement of relief.  

She stressed on the need of making arrangement for rescue and relief to victims of natural disaster and speeding preparedness activities.  

Likewise, Gyan Bahadur Shahi expressed dissatisfaction over the allocation of minimal budget in Karnali Province while Abdul Khan drew government’s attention to resolve problems of crushers and mining industry entrepreneurs. 

Sharing that there was inequality in budget allocation, Amaresh Kumar Singh, asked response of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on this issue. (RSS)