In a press release issued on Sunday, the Ministry and NAC denied rumors of incorporating the NAC into the company model.
Taranath Adhikari, the MinistryR17;s spokesperson, stated, “There is no plan or program to convert NAC into a company model or privatize it.” This is to inform everyone that there has been no discussion about this as well.” In the statement, Adhikari stated that the Ministry’s attention had been drawn to rumors and false information about the new programs that the NAC was considering to overhaul and reform the system.
Spokesperson Adhikari, in an appeal to all to be on the side of truth and fact, ruled out the possibility of the NAC being privatized at this time.
Similarly, NAC General Manager Dim Prasad Poudel stated that the NAC should not be run as a private-public organization in its current state. When the process to privatize the NAC was initiated, NAC employees protested. Some employee organizations had padlocked the high-ranking officials’ rooms in the NAC for nearly five days in protest of management’s decision to privatize the NAC.
With the assistance of the police administration, the padlocks were unlocked. Disgruntled employees, however, continue to raise their voices in protest.
When the government pledged to reform the NAC in the current fiscal year’s plans and programs, the NAC made it clear that it had sought many alternatives to find a suitable modality for running the NAC and reforming it.