Nepal Civil Servants’ Organisation appeared a divided house on Friday afternoon with organisation members fighting each other as the dispute over election of an authentic trade union took an ugly turn. This situation arose with a large number of organisation members seeking their berths in the union as office-bearers and members.
Kedar Devkota, the organisation’s vice-president, told Onlinekhabar: In course of the dispute, some central representatives manhandled organisation president Punya Prasad Dhakal at its office in Babar Mahal. This led to cancellation of the meeting called to select representatives.
Dhakal, Ganesh Rasyal, Laxman Khadka and Bhola Pokharel are vying for the post of trade union president.
In the trade union, the CPN-UML-aligned organisation will have to send in 11 representatives, including president, vice-president, treasurer and members. Two organisation members are eyeing the post of vice-president, whereas five members are clamouring for the post of treasurer.
On Thursday also, the organisation had called a meeting for the selection of representatives. The Pokharel camp accused President Dhakal of avoiding the meeting throughout the day.
While the Dhakal camp claimed that Dhakal got attacked on Friday, leaders from the Pokharel camp said no such incident took place.
Pokharel camp said Friday’s meeting was put on hold in view of a meeting of PAPAD at Nepal Academy.
Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress-aligned civil servants’ body has selected seven representatives for the trade union, including general secretary. It has selected Subodh Devkota as the union’s general secretary.
Whereas the National Civil Servants’ Organisation affiliated to the CPN-Maoist Centre has filed a case accusing the concerned side of snatching the post of union vice-president from them and handing them the position of secretary.