Legal provisions will be put in place to (i) "nationalize" illicit
wealth appropriated through abuse of authority, smuggling, tax evasion,
procurement irregularities or commission and, (ii) curb corruption
at its roots. Those found guilty will be severely punished. As the
first step in this direction, a "fully empowered" Royal Commission
will be constituted within 15 days. Additionally, the Commission
for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) will be transformed
into an extremely capable, impartial and fully operational body
by providing it with adequate authority and resources.
Proper mechanisms will be put in place to improve the effectiveness
and transparency in the manner in which HMG/N has been providing
essential services to common Nepali Citizen within 15 days. Appropriate
monitoring and evaluation frameworks will also be installed. Those
found to be schmoozing at work and engaging in any form of patronage/rent
seeking (nepotism, cronyism etc.) will be severely punished.
Land Bank will be set up to "distribute" land (in a manner dictated
by the law) to squatters, landless farmers and freed Kamaiyas
National income growth through agriculture is essential for poverty
reduction. Hence a "planned programme" aiming to bolster modern
and scientific agricultural technology (that "suits" the country),
large and small irrigation projects and depending on geographical
possibilities, horticultural farms, special case crops, livestocks
will be implemented within a month.
Private sector will be encouraged to play active roles in the protection
and development of cottage industries as well as in the development
and extension of manufacturing industries and hydroelectricity.
Additionally, potential hydroelectricity projects will be prioritized
and implemented through the mobilization of internal and external
HMG/N will prepare and implement a master-plan to tap into the
tremendous growth potential in the tourism industry. The plan will
seek to provide incentives and support to promote religious tourism,
small and large hotels, resorts, tourist destinations and the overall
industry. In addition, requisite human resources will be trained
for the "tourist security police" force in order to promote "safe
Disabled, backward and "dalit" children enrolled in up to the secondary
level in public schools will be provided with free textbooks and
scholarships. Even private schools and universities will be required
to designate a certain percentage of seats for the free education
of disadvantaged groups, dalits, minorities and disabled students.
Appropriate curriculum "reform" will be undertaken to reorient
education towards vocational needs of the market as well as to generate
"nationalistic human resources". Textbooks and educational materials
will be provided efficiently and at reasonable prices to students
at all levels.
Students bearing legitimate identity cards will be entitled to
subsidized fares in means of public transportation and subsidized
fees in public hospitals.
In order to do away with the disparity between the rich and the
poor in urban areas including the capital city, a ceiling will be
imposed on real estate holdings. In addition, legal provisions to
ensuring that new houses are made in full compliance with the earthquake-proof
requirements and urban development plan of HMG/N will be expeditiously
put in place.
In view of addressing the accommodation needs of an increasing
population, declining land, limited extension possibility of drinking
water, electricity, sanitation, telephone facilities, HMG/N, in
partnership with local bodies and the private sector, will introduce
"planned housing" (apartment system). This will put a check on encroachment
of otherwise arable land.
In order to increase the pace of economic growth and to increase
physical connectivity, an East-West electric railway system will
be developed as a medium-long run strategy. Additionally, short
cuts, tunnels, waterways and ropeways will also be developed and
extended wherever possible.
Upholding the principles of decentralization, local bodies will
be given maximum autonomy gradually (in a phase wise manner). Authority
in the areas of political, fiscal, social, administrative and semi-legal
fronts will be gradually devolved from the centre to the villages.
In order to address the rising problem of unemployment, employment
opportunities will be sought both inside and outside the country.
Required training and credit will be provided to increase access
to foreign jobs.
Those affected by conflict and those (Maoists) that have (and desire
to) surrender(ed) will be trained and prepared for employment at
home and abroad.
Special river training programmes will be introduced in the Terai.
This will bolster transport development, flood control and irrigation
endeavors of HMG/N. Additionally, the land "saved" by river control
will be used to resettle and develop squatters and landless farmers.
A "Karnali Development Programme" for the integrated development
of the zone will be implemented without delay. Surkhet-Jumla road
will be completed by February 2006 (within a year) and other road
projects to connect other district headquaters of Karnali zone will
be initiated. Special programmes will also be initiated to make
local citizens "self-reliant" in the areas of agriculture, health
Reform commitments made to improve governance (ADB-GRP), public
sector management (ADB-PSM), and poverty reduction (WB-PRSC) will
be completed on time. Special arrangements will be made to facilitate
the implementation of projects and programmes being run by various
bilateral and multilateral donors.
A "positive affirmation" policy will be implemented to increase
the representation of women, janajaties and Dalits in the state
Policy reforms to develop the private sector will be initiated
without delay. Various incentives and appropriate legal frameworks
will be put in place to encourage the private sector to invest in
Development programs will be chosen and implemented by the people.
To this end, special emphasis and preference will be placed on works
that are implemented through local user groups (preference over