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Education Minister and Chief Election Commissioner discuss action against party-affiliated teachers

2024 Apr 16, 21:23,

 Minister for Education, Science and Technology Sumana Shrestha and Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya held discussions in Singha Durbar today regarding the Ministry initiating action against the teachers, university teachers and the employees affiliated to political parties.

 On the occasion, the Minister and the Chief Election Commissioner discussed on implementing the laws that prohibit teachers from involving in politics in the context of the Ministry receiving complaints of teachers taking the membership of political parties and engaged in active politics.

 Minister Shrestha sought the Election Commission's cooperation in identifying the teachers involved in politics.

 "A kind of general understanding has been reached on removing party politics from the education sector. Currently we are on discussion as to how to remove it and the Ministry expects the Election Commission will provide the details required to collect evidences," Minister Shrestha said.

 During the discussions, CEC Thapaliya said that there was no any problem initiating action against the party-affiliated teachers and employees considering the existing laws, the decisions made by the law courts in the past and the international practices as well.

 According to Minister Shrestha's Secretariat, during the consultations the Chief Election Commissioner mentioned that the Commission has made decisions to this connection in the past and it will extend cooperation in the enforcement of the laws.

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