Speaker of Lumbini Province Purna Gharti . (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Lumbini Province Speaker Purna Bahadur Gharti has made an on-site monitoring and inspection of the Nepalgunj-based Province Training Academy.
On the occasion, Executive Director of the Academy Guru Prasad Sharma briefed the Speaker about the objectives and activities of the academy.
Sharma shared that the Academy has been engaging in identifying gaps between the existing capacity and needs of all three tiers of the governments and undertaking research to provide evidence for successfully advancing federalism.
“importantly, the Academy is imparting training to the people-elected representatives and employees of the province and local level for their capacity building to face newer challenges in the implementation of federalism”, Sharma added.
At an interaction programme held in course of the monitoring, Speaker Gharti said availability of human resource, organizational capacity, institutional and legal framework and physical infrastructure are the inevitable elements to effectively run the federal system. “The political and administrative leadership should be engaged in discharging their crucial responsibilities realizing the spirit of federalism”, he noted.
Speaker Gharti highlighted significant role of the training academy in making the elected representatives and employees responsible for service delivery.
He highlighted the need of effective outreach and sensitization of the provinces bills and laws among the local representatives and employees as the province is the main pillar of federalism.
“As per the principle of separation of power, laws such as Province Civil Service Act and Police Act should be immediately framed. These laws are preliminary foundation for the execution of federalism”, the Speaker asserted.
Curriculum expert of the Academy, Bishnu Neupane shared that the Speaker had lauded the academy’s performance in expanding relevant capacity of the people’s representatives and employees in implementing federal imperatives in the province.