NC Mahasamiti meeting: Koshi Province demands women inclusion in vital posts at all levels

Lalitpur, Feb 21: In the ongoing policy making conclave of Nepali Congress at Godawari here today, all 14 district presidents from Koshi Province presented their common view in 16 points.

They presented the views on statute amendment, hierarchy, and mobilization of organization, among others.

In the Mahasamiti meeting, they demanded change in existing provision in the party’s central members which are absolute Mahasamiti members. But, now onwards, only regional (province constituency) representatives should be made Mahasamiti members, they suggested.

The 14 district presidents of NC demanded a provision to include women in the vital posts from ward level to central committee of the party.

At ward level, there should be a woman vice chair, woman secretary, while at central level, a woman vice chairman, a woman secretary/general secretary and a treasurer, they viewed. Chairs of all levels should be given rights to nominate 50 percent members.

The proportional representation cannot be adopted repeatedly for the political appointments and in any posts of benefit determined by the party, they viewed, adding that the person recommended by the party for the president or vice president of the country could hold the post for only two terms.

They are also for the same provision in case of chief minister and prime minister, however, in case of deputy prime minister and minister at federal government and minister at provinces could be allowed three terms.

They are against having same person for over four terms as federal or province lawmaker.

The district president of the party should be given authority to spend levy collected in the district. Similarly, they are for customary cancellation of the post/membership of any person in any level of the party in case he/she is absent in three consecutive meetings of the concerned committee.

Moreover, anyone getting membership of the sister organizations of the party from district president should submit his/her credential to the concerned district working committee, the 16-point statement read.

The party is suggested to nominate three persons including a woman for members of the House of Representatives or of Province Assembly based on the voting of regional (province constituency) representatives.