KATHMANDU: The Home Ministry has directed all its public bodies and institutions to establish ‘Help Desk’ to ensure that the members of the Dalit community receive their services easily and with respect.
The Local administrations and Province Coordination Section of the Home Ministry has issued a ‘circular’ to all the District Administration Officers and also the Police Headquarters Naxal has already directed to all its Police offices to establish ‘Help Desk’ focusing on Dalit issues.
“We have already issued a ‘circular’ to all the bodies under the ministry to establish help desks for making their services accessible to all the targeted groups including Dalits besides directing them to ensure that no discriminatory and disrespectful activities happens at the public places,” said Phanindra Mani Pokhrel, spokesperson of the Home Ministry.
Pokhrel has also issued a press statement on October 26 to inform about the circular regarding the help desk. Earlier Home Minister Balkrishna Khand had told the people’s representatives of Dalit community addressing their second national conference that government was committed to ensure rights of the Dalits.