Nepal Today

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ARMY SAYS PROMOTION PROCESS FAIR Kathmandu, 28 March:: The Nepal Army (NA) has claimed that the promotion system in the organization was purely scientific, transparent and objective, RSS reports.. Organizing a news conference at the NA Headquarters here on Thursday, the top-level officers of the NA defended the organization saying that the news disseminated in different media regarding the promotion system in the NA was untrue. Earlier, nine Lieutenant Colonels of the NA had knocked the door of the court saying that the fast-track promotion system recently adopted by the NA had subdued them. The NA has also already handed over a note to the Lieutenant Colonels saying that they were working against the discipline of the organization by going to the court despite there were chances of hearing in the organization. They also said that promotion process was highly transparent and based on statistics considering the work performance of the officers and training in the organization. On the occasion, the NC officers also said that the dissenting officers could lodge complaints within the organization if they were dissatisfied with the marks given to them. The dissenting officers also could express their grievances to the Chief of Army Staff via a three-member review committee if they felt cheated over their review application. They also said that there were three categories of promotion—highly qualified, more qualified and qualified—in the Nepal Army. A nine-member promotion committee looks after the promotion process of NA personnel from the Major and above level in the NA. The Military Service Regulations has been implemented since January 23, 2013. The Regulations has established a new provision regarding posts, recruitment, transfer, promotion, training, peacekeeping mission mobilization, monitor, gratuity, insurance and many other issues by scrapping the old ones. During the press meet, Major General Nirendra Prasad Aryal, Director at Public Relations Directorate Brigadier General Suresh Sharma, Secretary at Army Secretariat Brigadier General Gyan Jung Rayamajhi and Director of Peacekeeping Directorate Brigadier General Tara Bahadur Karki were present on the occasion. Nnnn MANDELA BACK IN HOSPITAL Kathmandu, 28 March:- Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said on Thursday, Reuters reports from Johannesburg.. A statement said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted shortly before midnight. It gave no further details other than to say he was receiving the "best possible expert medical treatment and comfort". Mandela was admitted briefly to hospital earlier this month for a check up. However, he spent nearly three weeks in hospital in December with a lung infection and after surgery to remove gallstones. It was his longest stay in hospital since his release from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years for conspiring to overthrow the white-minority apartheid government. Posted on: 2013-03-28 02:17


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