Appointment through collusion, suspension after conflict of interest – Online Khabar

Appointment through collusion, suspension after conflict of interest - Online Khabar

July 7, Kathmandu. The cabinet meeting held on Monday suspended the executive chairman of Nepal Airlines, Yuvraj Adhikari. At the time of his appointment in November 2078, the image and efficiency of the officer was questioned, but the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Ale, had recruited the officer with the slogan of transformation of Nepal Airlines.

At the time of appointing the officer, the general manager of the corporation was Deem Prasad Poudel. Ale had taken the proposal to appoint the officer to the Council of Ministers to take away Poudel’s authority.

According to corporation sources, the image of the officer who retired from the corporation was not clean from the past. In the past, he had to apologize in writing after being accused of behaving indecently towards a female employee in his office. “The officer knew in advance that Sir would not be able to work,” said a source close to the corporation.

After being appointed as the chairman, in every public forum, the Minister of Tourism Ale used to praise the official saying that he agreed to work for a low salary. The then General Manager Poudel was dragged to the ministry and the officers were made to work in the corporation. However, within eight months, Ale’s relationship with the officer reached the point of leaving her mouth in obscene words.

A few days ago, the audio of Ale abusing the officer was made public. Signs of bitterness between them had been circulating for two months now, but the audio was made public. Ale has planned to take action against the officer even when the audio was made public, raising serious questions about his morale.

It was raining last April

Relations between Ale and the official have been strained since the first flight to Saudi Arabia last April. Adhikari had released the audio record after learning that the proposal to suspend him had reached the cabinet.

According to an employee of the corporation, the officer had invited UML MP Mahesh Basnet to the Saudi flight. Ale then cut off the names of some of his secretariat staff and some members of the Unified Socialist Party. After the first flight, the officer was asked to explain why unrelated and unnecessary people were taken to the corporation’s program. The dispute between Minister Ale and the officer did not stop there. According to the employees, the dispute arose after both of them tried to use the corporation for personal gain.

Under the leadership of Tourism Minister Ale and officials, the Nepal Airlines Corporation went downhill. The corporation, meanwhile, has not been able to pay the installments to the Employees Provident Fund and Citizens Investment Fund. At present, the corporation’s debt alone has reached Rs 47 billion.

According to an employee of the corporation, there was an apparent dispute between the two over keeping more than 100 contract employees in the corporation. “Initially, the authorities were recruiting people, but the news reached the ministry,” he said. According to the employees, the controversy erupted after the officer inserted 15 of his own people while giving jobs to the five people recommended by the minister.

Allegations leveled against the officer

Tourism Minister Ale’s secretariat has leveled serious allegations against the official. Explaining this after the audio was made public, the secretariat said that the number of flights has been increasing in recent days but the public / students are not getting tickets to destinations including Japan.

The ministry has also accused the officials of not getting tickets easily even in India, of creating an artificial shortage by the executive chairman with the connivance of officials and some pilots, and of getting tickets only from agencies close to him. According to the secretariat of Minister Ale, when the ministry asked for an explanation, the official was pressured and tempted by the power center to stop the explanation.

Officials have also been accused of failing to create an online ticketing system, delaying engine repairs to narrow-body aircraft, charging twin-engine charters to private airlines, and awarding PSS contracts to a Turkish company in an opaque manner.

The weaker the corporation

Under the leadership of Tourism Minister Ale and officials, the Nepal Airlines Corporation went downhill. The corporation, meanwhile, has not been able to pay the installments to the Employees Provident Fund and Citizens Investment Fund. The corporation, which had made public its plan to purchase the ship as per the business plan, could not work in that direction. At present, the corporation’s debt alone has reached Rs 47 billion.

The corporation has stalled its Chinese ships. Ale’s announcement to operate these ships could not be implemented.

The corporation, meanwhile, has not been able to add flights to destinations other than Saudi Arabia. The future of the corporation is uncertain as no plan has been brought for its improvement.

The national flag carrier has not been able to show any readiness to operate international flights from Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa, Nepal’s second international airport. Meanwhile, foreign private company Jazira Air is trading at a profit and more companies are coming.

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