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Govt scraps military secretariat of Royal Palace

india Updated: Jul 25, 2006 15:04 IST
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The Nepal Government has decided to scrap the Principal Military Secretariat of the Royal Palace, the main link between the King and the Army.

"The cabinet meeting held yesterday has made the decision in principle. Defence Ministry will carry out homework on the composition of the coordinating mechanism," The Kathmandu Post quoted Dilendra Prasad Badu, State Minister for Information and Communication, as saying.

Nepal's Parliament had stripped the King's power, including his title of supreme commander-in-chief.

The cabinet also decided to set up a coordinating committee to look after the security of Royal Palace.

The Army, which was known as Royal Nepal Army before the parliament's proclamation changed the name to Nepal Army.

The new amendment in the security council removes the Army chief as member and adds home, foreign affairs and finance ministers as new members, according to new proposal for the National

Security Council, which will mobilise the Army.

The amendment makes the Army fully accountable to the civilian government.bout 2,400 persons are working for the security of the royal palace, it is said.