Madhesi community being mainstreamed: Dr Dutta

By Amarendra Yadav

vijay duttaKathmandu, May 25: Madhesi Commission chairperson Dr. Vijay Kumar Dutta said on Friday that the Commission would work for the promotion, protection and empowerment of the Madhesi community.

Talking to The Rising Nepal, Dr. Dutta said that it would recommend suggestions to the government to formulate the required policies and programmes for the social, cultural and economic development of the Madhesi community.
He further said that the Commission would pass comments and suggestions to the government after assessing the latter’s policies and programmes.
Stating that the mainstreaming of the Madhesi community was being continued, the chairperson said that the Commission would help in the government’s ongoing effort to mainstream even the people who are at the bottom of the social strata of the community.
The Commission would conduct awareness programmes for the development and progress of the community, said Dutta, adding that it would also work for strengthening social harmony and cooperation among the social groups in the country.
“The Commission could solicit opinions and suggestions from experts and concerned stakeholders. For the purpose, it could form a committee or taskforce,” he stated.
He informed that he was planning to establish state offices in the Terai region. “Before setting up the state offices, we are preparing to deploy volunteers in every Terai district for collecting aspirations and grievances of the common people,” Dutta added.
He said that his office would take support and coordinate with other government organisations and constitutional bodies like Nepal Police and National Human Rights Commission to sort out the issues and problems of the Madhesi community.
According to him, a well-equipped central office of the Commission was established within a month of its formation in the capital with facilities like its own website, CCTV monitoring system, mobile monitoring system, digital citizen charter and others.
He has already organised consultation and discussion programmes in several Terai districts for gathering views and suggestions of the Madhesi people.  

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