Nepal Army to take care of essential supplies to Valley

The Ministry of Home Affairs is all set to finalise its special security plan in the run-up to January 22 deadline for the new constitution.

Jan. 5, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -13 December. 26- 2014 (Poush 11, 2071)

The Ministry of Home Affairs is all set to finalise its special security plan in the run-up to January 22 deadline for the new constitution.

A high-level meeting of the Central Security Committee tomorrow is discussing a number of security related issues — ranging from adopting district security plans to handing over the authority of supplying essential goods to the Nepali Army.

According to a member of the CSC, which is led by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam, the meeting will formulate a concrete plan with an am to tackling any untoward situation before and after January 22 by analysing all district security plans presented by respective chief district officers.

A series of discussions were held among concerned agencies about engaging the Nepali Army to supply essential goods, including petroleum products, to the Valley before and after January 22 and alerting police forces to maintain peace and security during that period, sources said.

Valley-based officials, including three chief district officers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, with their separate security plans, AIGs of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, Colonel from the Valley Division Headquarters of NA met home secretary and others at the ministry yesterday to submit their reports on security challenges. “During the meeting, they also suggested that NA be given the responsibility to supply essential goods and NP and APF forces be engaged in maintaining law and order,” one of the officials present in the meeting told this daily report The Himalayan Times online.

Home Secretary Surya Silwal also held a meeting with IGPs of Nepal Police and the APF at his office this evening to discuss the agenda of tomorrow’s meeting. “The duo also briefed about their observations to the secretary,” the official said.

The CSC meeting which will also be attended by Chief of Army Staff, IGPs, Chief of National Investigation Department and ministry officials would also identify more vulnerable areas to raise surveillance and analyse political factors that could affect peace and security in the country. “Issues including security assessment along the bordering areas and activities of political and non-political forces over the statute deadline will also be discussed,” sources added.

Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, Chief of the Peace and Security Division of MoHA, confirmed that the CSC meet would prepare a concrete roadmap by analysing the security challenges in the run-up to constitution deadline. 

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