Bhattarai inducts two new Ministers

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed Minister for Information and Communications, Raj Kishore Yadav and Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Ekwal Ahmed Shah in the presence of President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, .

At the function held at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas on Monday, Vice-president Parmananda Jha, Speaker Subas Nembang, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachchadar, Ministers and Ministers of State, leaders of various political parties, office-bearers of constitutional bodies and high-ranking government officials were present.

In his brief comment to media persons following the oath taking ceremony, Minister for Information and Communications Yadav said he would work to reform the Communications Ministry so far running in a traditional way.

Taking on his duties at the Ministry later today, he also expressed the commitment to work in the interest of the media sector and play a positive role in nation building.
On the occasion, he vowed to take an initiative to resolve the problems in the networking system of the Nepal Telecom and to ensure the rights of the working journalists.

“I am committed to promoting the culture of reward and punishment in the subordinate bodies under the Ministry and thereby settling all the problems there”, he added.

Urging the employees to dedicate themselves to the welfare of public, newly appointed Minister Yadav asked them to report directly in case they face any threat and unnecessary pressure in course of duty.

On the occasion, Information and Communications Secretary Shrestha pledged to extend maximum support and cooperation to Minister Yadav.

Newly appointed Information and Communications Minister started his political career through the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal.

He was directly elected from the Siraha Constituency No. 6 during the Constituent Assembly elections. RSS

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