Participants of Law and Social Affairs Committee meeting under House of Representatives. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: Minister for Women, Children, and Senior Citizens, Surendra Raj Acharya, has complained that less amount of the budget is allocated for the Ministry.
In the first meeting of the Women and Social Affairs Committee held today, Minister Acharya shared, “There are many activities to be carried out under the Ministry, but the budget allocation is very low. It is necessary to increase the budget in this sector as there are many areas of humanitarian sensitivity.”
He laid emphasis on the need of implementing rights related to women, children, and senior citizens as mentioned in the constitution.
Similarly, Committee members stressed the need of implementing the fundamental rights of women, children, and senior citizens, and the activities of the concerned commission should be evaluated.
The discussion was held on different topics including uniformity on child nutrition programs, making single women employment oriented after carrying out their study and making the committee’s decisions result-oriented by implementing the decisions in the meeting.
The meeting was focused on the review of the performance of the Women Commission, Dalit Commission, and National Inclusion Commission, details of expenditure, and possible budget for upcoming programs. The meeting was chaired by the senior member of the Committee, Roshan Karki.