Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We nepali are Tax Slaves


The budget 2071-72 is about to be announced and I am surprised by the way the political leaders and bureaucrats are thinking and making policies.
It’s a simple mathematics about the tax and income level and why is it that after paying tax, Service charge and VAT in most of the daily consumerable goods, still the public is out lashed with more taxes.
The government what so ever does not effort in reducing the prices where every day the prices of consumerable goods are going up but when it comes to giving benefits and relief there is no point in even saying it?

In average if you look at the market you can do the calculation yourself?
It doesn't even take more to get the number and how restrained we are by our tax rules.

The GDP per capital for 2014 is estimated to be USD 1600 that is roughly (1600*95.82) which is 1,53,312. My question is how a normal person can survive when there is a crisis situation like this. Economic depletion is killing poor and the gap between the rich and poor is gaining its peak.

Normal food:  It costs NRS 100 (plain food), if there is a family of average 5 people which is very common the mathematics goes like this

Total food expenses =5*2*100*365=  3,65,000

Our Tax system has a tax redemption of up to 250,000, to pay 1 Percent

DO YOU get it !


Today if you look at taxes, we pay 200% vehicle tax while buying a car or a bike and still the government is not able to give better options for public transport system. If there is no alternative to public transportation then the taxes in Bike and Car cost less than 10,00,000 should be redeemed. This is not logical that the government trying to evade the public from facility. It should rather facilitate than to hinder. Taxes in normal terms go for higher earning so why not have 400% taxes for cars and bikes costing more than 40,00,000 that is practical. On one hand the government is not able to facilitate with proper transportation system and its imposing more taxes, what a strategy?

How evident is it that there is no facility and still we all pay taxes.

The average money that the government thinks is below the minimum earning capacity. Our Government just wants the public to pay taxes for no benefits what so ever.

Being born in Nepal is like being born as a TAX SLAVE, Your government just wants you to pay taxes in everything that you do, rest is history……………………



Saturday, July 12, 2014

5 corers to the member of parliament can make our politicians accountable

I think the idea of giving 5 corers to the Member of Parliaments(MPs) directly for assisting various regional public and social work is a great initiative. It would be a direct investment from the state to the MPs to public.As right now due to lack of proper mechanism most of the development work budget gets freezed or corrupted due to lengthy procedural administrative work and most of the times when the real work needs to be done things don't work according to plan. Reality is most of the times, the budget gets freezed at the end of the fiscal year in absence of proper mechanism and the administration in view of finishing the budget misuses the funds in unnecessary projects. This has been happening from the past few decades and it has been practiced all along. I feel sad that the money that could have been used for proper projects gets cramped over some unnecessary unwanted project that was not even in view of consideration and the money gets wasted in view of getting freezed. The habit of working late or working without a efficient strategy is what has lacked the Nepal Government's Administration

What's the use?

Like said, previously the money channeled through many hands so there was more chances of corruption but since the money would directly be given to the MPs hope they would be more careful and accountable as their name and reputation is involved.

Apart from that corruption cannot be stopped, it can only be controlled and I think this is the best way to make our politician more accountable but there should be effective monitoring mechanism from the public and the state.......


I think its better for the MPs aleast to try to make it use when we have already given everything, why not this

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

No political culture in Nepal


Previously, during the king's regime when the roads would be blocked people protested in many ways. Now after the declaration of federalism when the same politicians who opposed the kings way of making public suffer are applying the same techniques of making the people wait hours in the sun in the name of security, the public are in a dilemma. The normal public is pissed with the political attitude of ignorance and carelessness.
  

It's beyond public apathy to make the public suffer in the sun in the name of security,  politicians who have no ethics and Morales 

We had only one King and now due to so called pro-democratic movement we have 100s of kings. They block the roads and public service any time and any where.......

Brazil looses their World cup dream

Wow what a match in between the rivals of the  FIFA World Cup football ( #fifawc2014) in an epic battle of sportsmanship. The Germans lead their way to victory in playing the best  strategy to target their opponent's  defense in making the best use of playing their game. The Brazilian team coughed their skills.
The gods of football are dead, they have been turned to humans as they are merely players. More or less  Nemar's absence makes the team no more than just a lousy player of ball not GODS. The stadium is silent in tears in support of BRAZIL. This is an end to the world cup dream for the Brazilians football fans around the globe. One thing that needs to be noted is the game of football has been changing, from the 70's when football evolved, the game has changed so much that previously it use to be ruled by one or two star players saving the day but now the game has took over where the team is responsible for making that effort to make victory. In the past big names have evolved in the glory of footballs like Pele, Madonna, Roberto Carlos,  Roberto baggio, David Bekhham,  Zinedine Zidane etc all these players made history with their dedication and hard work but now things have changed,  the football that use to be just a game of 20 players have evolved as a team effort of strategy that demands more better techniques.

Billions of football fans are watching the match live with 110 TV station directly showing the match, what a sad day to mark  the history of football in the making for Brazil. for a country that lives breathes and talk football a worst day to remember.

Well evolved with better strategy and interest, football is more than just a game.

Its a record defeat by Germany over Brazil. Finally we can say the gods of football are dead.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Nepal's Football, Corruption at its best !



what can I say ?

Power and post can certainly make it look big and matters even in case of law. Going through transitional phase, Nepal is facing difficulty in every aspect of its development and growth.

With such traumatic experience reality is something that always subsides its affects in various ways.
Once again Ganesh Thapa, the president of the  All Nepal Football Association(ANFA) is in controversy of misusing funds of ANFA for personal purposes.
The Vice President  and the team of ANFA led by Kishor Rai claims that Ganesh Thapa has been using ANFA’s money for his personal use. The team has filed a case at CIAA in regards to investigating transparency and accountability under his leadership.

Kishor Rai VP of ANFA was quoted in Rajhdhani daily that “Ganesh Thapa claims that he has contributed his life for Nepalese Football but in reality he has been using ANFA’s fund for his personal use instead of investing in the development of Nepalese Football.”

Following the corruption case of Mohammed bin Hammam, The Associated Press revealed that Thapa transferred  an illegal amount of $100,000 from Bin Hammam in 2009. The money was deposited into the personal bank account of his son Gaurav Thapa who is also a FIFA Referee.

FIFA banned Mohamed bin Hammam, and accused him of using the Asian Football Confederation bank accounts to conduct his private affairs.

Thapa later reveled  that he had borrowed the money for his personal use which to this day is controversial. The CIAA had stepped up but the case vanished in view of his political connection with his big brother Kamal Thapa who is the chairman of the Ratriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Nepal.


Ganesh Thapa has been elected unopposed as the president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), from past 19 years. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

No Freedom of expression in Nepal: Criminalization of freedom of expression



Criminalization of freedom of expression is an evolving problem that has been an issue of study and discussion. Especially in  developing countries due to lack proper policies and mechanism law is being misinterpreted in causing  by the government. The question that evolves here is whether the government wants to act like a regulator or facilitator?  Understanding the situation different laws and regulations are created to facilitate the public under various provisions of social welfare. For having clarity in understanding these provisions, these core values are segmented in various international laws.

In-fact, in today's world of globalization when there are no boundaries, any type of un-justice in and against is marked by standardization.  

The Nepal police has confirmed that they will arrest anyone who would be writing against them. In recent practice people have been arrested just for commenting or opining in social media site like facebook.
Under the Interim Constitution of Nepal secures the right of every Nepali citizen to freedom of expression and right to speak.
It is a sad thing, but how the government agencies are using the law to slack normal public instead of fighting criminals.

The article 47 of the Nepal Eletronic Act 2068  says
Publication of illegal materials in electronic form: (1) If any person publishes or displays any material in the electronic media including computer, internet which are prohibited to publish or display by the prevailing law or which may be contrary to the public morality or decent behavior or any types of materials which may spread hate or jealousy against anyone or which may jeopardize the harmonious relations subsisting among the peoples of various castes, tribes and communities shall be liable to the punishment with the fine not exceeding One Hundred Thousand Rupees or with the imprisonment not exceeding five years or with both.
(2) If any person commits an offense referred to in Sub-section (1) time to time he/she shall be liable to the punishment for each time with one and one half percent of the punishment of the previous punishment.

Abed El Rahman was arrested for commenting on a Facebook status and was put under police remand for 20 days. He had commented on a journalist’s facebook post of a story, ‘Improving security in Saptari’. Rahman on May 31 had commented as ‘how he to pay Nrs 50,000(USD 500) to bring back his looted motorcycle.’ He was released on Friday under the order of the Kathmandu District Court against the deposit of Nrs 5 thousand rupees (50 USD). The Saptari Nepal Police arrested Rahman under article 47 of Nepal Electronic Transaction Act 2063 for 5 years imprisonment and Nrs 0.1 Million (1000 USD) fine.

Similarly, in another case, Raju Prasad Sah was arrested for commenting against the current Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam, quoting him, “He should be shot in his back” on a photo that was shared on the official facebook page of the national daily. The Story was covered by a national Daily Naya Patrika that featured the photo of the current Home Minister of Nepal crossing the freeway neglecting public safety rules at a midday on a busy road.

CRUX
The government agencies trying to regulate  voices of people online is certainly not a proactive move. We live in democracy and in a democracy every individual has the right to speak and freedom of expression. Any individual getting arrested just for the sake of his statement that too in a social networking site is not acceptable. Criminalization in freedom of speech is not a scenario of  law, but it's a topic of discussion and research. The rigidity of the government agencies in understanding the law shows the wrong use of power and authority.    

Our Interim Constitution secures the basic rights of every citizen of Nepal, regardless of who he/she is.

EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS THE RIGHT TO SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Female Lawmaker assaulted what an irony every day hundreds of women live this



A news Published in the Himalayan Times dated  2014-06-11, reported that, " An unidentified man on Wednesday afternoon assaulted a female lawmaker  Rita Shahi,  representing Nepali Congress, right under the nose of the Constituent Assembly (CA) building in Baneshwor. Lawmaker Rita Shahi underwent a verbal spat with a fellow passenger in a tempo in which she was travelling. Later, when Shahi was preparing to get off the vehicle at her stop, the man thrashed her and ran away."

The next day, it made it to the news. The third day the crook was nabbed by #NepalPolice and was brought by the book.
My question is, there are 100s of Nepali women who get #sexuallyAssaulted #sexuallyHarressed in public transportations everyday and does anyone care?
Nobody cares!
So why this partiality, why is Nepal police more focused about a lawmaker and prioritizes power, status and symbol. Isn't a public service organization suppose to give priority to law and public first.

Why does normal public the tax payers  and citizen come in their least priority?

 Why is our system so power centered where the taxpayers are least bothered?
Are we suppose to be happy that something has happened or do we think its time things should change regardless of how these issues should be taken in consideration by Nepal police?

We need change in action......

Friday, June 13, 2014

World Cup Fever 2014 in Nepal


With the FIFA World Cup 2014 running people are going simply crazy here in Nepal. The shops selling the official jerseys are running out of stock and the demand of official jersey is growing day by day. Everywhere in the streets and roads people can be seen wearing their favorite team jersey.

What old or young? All aged people  in their own passion are coming up with innovative ideas of promoting their team.






  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Quality of Internet in Nepal

The Internet has become an integral part of our life. We use it in second, but today due to lack of standardization it is getting costlier as well as we have no clue about how it is being charged.

From the fastest 3G service of any service providers (Ncell and NTC) money sweeps away in seconds, people have no idea about what is happening?  


Currently there are 7,788,001 GPRS  users while NT’s CDMA comes second with 192,632 users and WiMax service from NT has total 7,859 users. NT leads to 52 percent of entire market share on the internet, while Ncell has 46 percent. UTL and other ISPs have 1 percent of market shares each.

“WE WANT QUALITY IN TERMS OF STANDARDIZATION OF SERVICE AND RESOURCE UTILIZATION”

We want a definite mechanism in monitoring the bandwidth. Apart from that we all use broadband service in our homes. Most of the times, the Internet Service Providers (ISP) fail to acknowledge the rights of consumers in terms of providing better service and quality. 
At the beginning, we are promised with good customer service and quality bandwidth, but when it comes to real operation things don’t work the way it should be. 

Though the internet penetration rate has increased to 29.78 (Source: NTA’s second quarterly report) but the quality of service and customer service remains unchanged. The  bad customer service and hectic processes still hinder client at times of need when the internet has an error or problem. 

Customers and clients have to face a lot of problems in terms of troubleshooting and solving the errors. In-fact they have to waste their time, money and resource.  

Standardization of internet in Nepal is a must in terms of quality and resources. 
"Don't Keep your silence, Speak up and raise your voice 

If your ISP is not listening to you then its their problem its not yours. When you pay money its your right to get the promised bandwidth and internet service.

You have every right to demand #quality_of_service for the money that you pay.

Standardization is a must ....................


http://www.change.org/petitions/nepal-telecommunications-authority-standardization-in-quality-of-service-of-the-internet-in-nepal

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Customer service and professionalism that's what we lack in Nepal



You might be stunned by the fact that customer service in Nepal means to have a phone number and a person to entertain your calls. There will be no troubleshooting process, but someone will be picking up your call just for the sake of listening and then you are left with the error and problem to think about why you choose this service. You might then think about all the promotional campaign and their discount offers that gave you relief or motivation, but still it makes you feel the pain of not satisfying your objectives. 

Thinking endlessly, if you are smart then you would probably pull some strings to use your contact, only then things can roll or else you are left behind with the problem to repent why you choose this service.

This is the major case of multinational companies that are running their industry in Nepal. Especially the service industry that requires more customer service has been severely suffering with this disease of lack of professionalism. Though Nepal is moving towards globalization, but major the banks and service industry lack the concept of customer service and its performance.

Clients are getting bad feedback or they are not being followed up or it turns out to be a rude reply etc. All these actions are happening due to lack of enthusiasm, pressure and poor corporate culture where the Customer Service Representative (CSR) either skips the call or keeps it on hold due to less priority. His priority decreases in view of lack of motivation either directly from the leadership or corporate culture that is being practiced.

This is resulting in more bad publicity and marketing which is costing the company more in terms of resources and investment which they fail to realize. 

Having a million dollar campaign for marketing and spending less in the motivation of the CSR, certainly makes the Organization marketing strategy no worth or a big loss. 


Leadership, motivation and regular monitoring mechanism keep the customer service at top notch if any of this lacks then the circles breaches in resulting laziness, no motivation, ignorance and carelessness.
One thing that all marketing managers and Chief Executive Officer need to consider is the timely evaluation of customer service performance. It needs to be checked regularly and has to be updated with proper mechanism and protocol.

If this is not done on a regular basis, there is no point in having a customer service. An inefficient customer service that prioritizes in low results has no use and no performance. In-fact, it acts like a liability that builds pressure and spreads like fire engulfing the organizational culture with the zero performance.

So efficient customer service is a concept of motivating your CSR to work more effectively in marketing your brand with more precise and accurate approach. 

Mouth to mouth marketing is something that works like wonders and no marketing campaign can beat that and just by making your customer service effective and efficient you can increase your credibility as well as market yourself with high motivation to get optimum performance. 

Thus a smart marketing campaign is the campaign where the whole chain of marketing strategy fits the circle of promotion, production, performance and pleasure of the clients. 

Customer’s satisfaction can only be attained when your own staffs are happy and working in the most efficient and effective way.