Nepal Army to recruit around 3,500 personnel

Nepal Army plans to recruit some 3,500 personnel after the Supreme Court cleared legal hurdles for new appointment which were opposed by the Maoists.

Updated: Aug 03, 2010, 18:29 PM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal Army plans to recruit
some 3,500 personnel after the Supreme Court cleared legal
hurdles for new appointment which were opposed by the Maoists.

The new recruitment would includes 250 officers and
3,214 junior personnel, according to a senior army staff at
the Public Relations Directorate of Nepal Army.
Earlier, the Maoists had opposed the new recruitments
saying that it would breach the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
signed between the Nepal government and the Maoists three
years ago.

Meanwhile, the government has finalised the report on
national security policy, work plan for democratisation of
Nepal Army and the improvement in the security sector.

The six-member committee headed by Defence Minister
Vidya Bhandari yesterday handed over the report to caretaker
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.
The report recommends eight points for restructuring
of the Nepal Army to make it more professional and inclusive,
according to officials.

Some of the points include government`s full control
over army, improvement of the relations between army and the
people, inclusiveness, respect for human rights and
coordination between Nepal Army and Defence Ministry.

PTI