Senior leader of the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of CPN UML, Bhim Rawal, has mentioned that the current government is a highly irresponsible one.
He has mentioned that at a time when Nepal is in a delicate geopolitical situation and had to demonstrate optimum diplomacy with other countries the government had taken a regressive step. Rawal stated that the government’s decision to amend the law regarding the appointment of ambassadors and allowing former ministers to be appointed envoys even if they had not passed their graduation was a highly irresponsible act.
Rawal mentioned on Twitter that Nepal is at the moment in a delicate geopolitical situation and needs to enhance its diplomatic efforts with other countries. He said that the government needs to be more responsible when it comes to the appointment of envoys.
The government has amended the Directives for Ambassadorial Appointment in such a way that from now onwards the government can appoint even those who are not graduates as the country’s ambassador to a foreign country.
Previously, there was a provision that any candidate being appointed as ambassador had to have completed at least undergraduate degree and should be familiar with the language of the country the candidate is being appointed to. However, towards the end of Baisakh when the government was about to appoint envoys to 11 countries the Council of Ministers amended the directives based on which any candidate who has previously served as minister does not need to have an undergraduate degree. This basically means that if the concerned candidate is a political appointment then their educational qualification does not matter.