Archive ref no: NCA-21047
NOTICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARIAT OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING
His Majesty the King has, in accordance with Article 115 (7) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal - 1990, issued the following orders.
1. Every citizen can travel and sell property throughout the Kingdom and reside in any part thereof without undermining the nation's sovereignty and integrity, disturbing the nation's law and order or causing any adverse effect on the current state of emergency. If necessary, the local administration can prohibit or enforce a provision whereby prior approval would be required to carry out such activities.
2. If required by His Majesty's Government, the Regional Administrator, Chief District Officer or designated officer can, after paying compensation, take over, for a specified period of time or permanently, movable/immovable assets of any individual.
3. Without undermining the Kingdom's sovereignty and integrity, disturbing the law and order of the country or causing any adverse effect on the current state of emergency, workshops, meetings, conferences and interaction programmes may be held in specified locations with mandatory prior approval of the Regional Administrator, Chief District Officer or designated officer.
4. During the period of the state of emergency, His Majesty's Government may depute, transfer or install, designate as officiating or appoint temporarily to vacant posts employees under its jurisdiction.
5. Employees of secretariats, ministries or subordinate departments or other offices of His Majesty's Government or corporations affiliated to His Majesty's Government are barred from forming any association /organisation that is politically motivated or likely to harm the sovereignty, national integrity and the law and order of the Kingdom of Nepal. Associations/organisations that have already been formed are also barred from engaging in such activities.
6. Direct or indirect public comments on the functioning and performance of security forces deployed for the maintenance of peace and security in the country that could to have negative impact on their morale cannot be made.
7. Security personnel or the designated official mobilised in the maintenance of peace and security in the Kingdom of Nepal during the state of emergency can, if deemed necessary, prohibit publicity through the electronic media including telephone, radio, facsimile, television and e-mail and also carry out tasks like monitoring such devices and procedures.
8. The local administration can immediately place under house arrest and initiate action against individuals who breach or do not abide by the aforementioned orders or those who do not cooperate in enforcing them.
9. The procedures on matters mentioned in the orders will be in accordance with the orders and others will be as per the existing laws.
February 7, 2005