Guthi bill socialism oriented: Banskota

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Kathmandu :  Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has said that the guthi bill would be forwarded following cultural values and by ending the feudalism.

While making the latest cabinet decisions public today, Minister Banskota, also the government spokesperson, clarified that the nature of guthi in the Kathmandu valley and outside were different therefore they would be addressed accordingly in course of enacting laws.

He also shared that new laws were in progress to replace old laws.  Minister said the bill was orienting towards socialism after eradicating all means of feudal production system. He also committed to holding discussions on the bill if required.

On another note, he also said that the media council bill would be finalized by the Parliament after holding prompt discussions.  He said the bill would be discussed but not withdrawn.  Minister Banskota said that the government duly respects freedom of press.

In response to queries from media persons related to the Parliamentary Committee’s directive to scrap the Public Service Commission’s recent vacancy announcement for local levels, Minister Banskota said it would be better if such directives were not given by the committee.