Is the security situation in Nepal so bad that SLC exam question papers have to be printed in India?

The Kantipur reports that the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has drawn the attention of the Chief Secretary, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance regarding printing of SLC question papers in India.


Apparently, the Government of Nepal is reluctant to implement the direction by the CIAA issued on Oct. 21 to use the security press of Janak Education Material Centre (JEMC) to print SLC question papers.

Isn't it pathetic that the Government is refusing to strengthen the security condition of JEMC press so that the SLC papers can be printed there. The committee formed by Ministry of Education (MoE) has reported that it is unsafe to print question papers in Nepal due to security lapses and has recommended deployment of security personnel in plain clothes and the installation of CCTV in the press. JEMC has its own security press worth Rs. 160 million and yet the Nepali government has been printing SLC question papers in India.

Apparently, "The Ministry has not yet decided where to print SLC question papers". This shows the competency or "the lack thereof" of the Nepal Government and the bureaucrats running it. Even within the Government, the different departments can't seem to agree on what is good for Nepal. Where else would you expect the Government to have a press worth Rs. 160 million at its disposal and print the exam papers elsewhere? Where else but Nepal!