Secretary claims genuinely displaced remain unaddressed
Lalitpur, March 28: Secretary at the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Dhruva Sharma has said that due to absence of the exact details of the people displaced by the conflict the genuine victims have not been able to receive the relief assistance provided by the state.
Concluding the two-day orientation for local peace committee officials at Lalitpur on Tuesday, Secretary Sharma said though the Peace Ministry has spent a large amount of fund in the name of the displaced, the genuine displaced are yet to receive the assistance.
“The number of displaced increase along with the change in the Minister concerned, the displaced is not receiving the assistance, but the imposters are enjoying it. If this is not managed then there is risk of causing obstruction to the peace process”, Mr Sharma added.
As per the directives of the Ministry, every member of the family displaced by the conflict is entitled to receive a lump sum of Rs. 12,000 as relief assistance.
Official records show that 17,828 people died while another 14,852 people disappeared during the 10-year-long conflict. However, the number of people displaced by the conflict is not ascertained. With the rise in every year, the number has now reached 200,000, according to the Ministry.
At the program, Chief District Officer of Lalitpur, Chudamani Sharma stressed on the need to increase the effectiveness of the peace committees to promote peace and thereby stability.
More than 50 persons including the office-bearers of the local peace committee, VDC-level committee coordinator and representatives of stakeholder organizations took part in the orientation. RSS