Production-Oriented Economy and Anti-Corruption Measures, Among Govt Priorities

Himalaya Times
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The government has unveiled its priorities and common minimum programme.

Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma read out the document amidst a programme in Singha Durbar.

The nine goals include topics such as strengthening federal republican politics, changing the economy, abolishing all forms of discrimination, enforcing strict anti-corruption measures, completing remaining peace process work, and developing a production-oriented economy.

The government has also sought to reduce governance expenses, improve public administration efficiency, mitigate climate change risks, and pursue an independent and balanced foreign policy in the interests of the people and the nation.

Policies and strategies to put the goals into action include obtaining several Acts approved by parliament, such as the Citizenship Act and the Federal Civil Service Act. Transfer various agencies under various ministries to the provinces, as established in the constitution, and enhance the provincial and local levels by carrying out relevant tasks.

According to the program, the government would work to have the Citizenship Act approved within six months and to efficiently implement a proportionate and inclusive system.

A high-level administration reform commission will also be established to ensure that the federal structure is competent, efficient, and financially healthy.

To safeguard the voting rights of Nepali residents living abroad, election laws must be revised.

A budget must be set aside for the upliftment and development of vulnerable and disadvantaged areas and communities, such as Dalits.

Emphasis will be given to agricultural, water resources, and tourist development in order to boost the national economy. Nepal's indigenous goods will be branded in order to help them grow and expand.

Legislation relating to the economy, such as the Act on Infrastructure Projects of National Importance and the Public Procurement Act, shall be presented to and approved by parliament within three months.

Each province will establish a special economic zone to accelerate economic growth.

Social media advertisements will be subject to the tax system. The tax structure will be made more progressive and fair to businesses.

A grant for agriculture will be made available, and a chemical fertilizer manufacturing firm will be founded.

The focus will be on reservoir-based hydropower projects.

A unique initiative will be established to promote green tourism.

Industrialization will be encouraged in order to transition from a remittance-based economy to a production-based economy.

Landless individuals will be given land based on the recommendations of local governments and the scientific land reform that will be implemented.

The interest rate rise will be contained, and the spread rate will be decreased.

Public enterprises' management will be overhauled to make them more commercial, competitive, and effective.

Basic health services will be supplied at no cost.

Community education will be improved, and measures will be made to guarantee that parents of kids in private schools do not face financial hardship.

The remaining peace process and transitional justice activities will be finished within the next two years.

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