The umbrella organisation of all engineers in Nepal is electing a new leaders’ teams through a democratic ballots procedure. The election was due last year, but due to coronavirus pandemic, the elections had been postponed for one date to another.
There are a number of candidates to be elected for president and other posts. The panel of candidates are said to have been inclined to political parties. Therefore the elections have been considered as a sample for political inclinations which reflects contemporary political scenario as well.
The elections were held to elect central leadership, provincial and leadership for the council.
The association has a total number of 36,359 engineers are affiliated as members, the eligible voters are 21,680 while only 10,526 participated to cast their votes. The votes casted in the Bagmati Province were 5,202.
Dr. Hari Bahadur Darlami, Er. Dilip Kumar Jha, Dr. Hari Ram Parajuli, Er. Rajendra Koju and Dr. Suraj Lamichhane are in the fray to lead the association for two years tenure.
The vote castings in various locations in the country had been smoothly carried out on Friday and counting of votes in going on. However, results of some provincial leadership have been announced so far. According to the source, results of vote counting of Province No.1, Madhesh Pradesh, Gandaki Pradesh, Lumbini Pradesh and SudurPashchim have been announced.
The source further informed that counting of votes will be complete on late Tuesday.
Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA) is an independent non-profit organization of Nepalese engineers, registered under the Social Service Act of the Government of Nepal. It was established in 1962. NEA represents engineers, belonging to various engineering disciplines including architects, civil, electrical, mechanical, electronic etc. and coming from both the public and private sector economies.
NEA facilitates and coordinates the professional activities of the independent subject-specific professional societies namely that of Agricultural Engineers (NSAE), Architects (SONA), Arbitrators (NEPA), Computer Engineers (ACEN), Electrical and Communication Engineers (SECEN), Electrical Engineers (SEEN), Irrigation Engineers (SIREN), Mechanical Engineers (SOMEN), Public Health Engineers (SOPHEN), Structural Engineers (SEANep), Technical Auditors (SOTAN), Regional & Urban Planners (RUPSON), Rural Development Engineers (SERDEN), Value Engineers (NVA) and Society of Consulting Engineers and Architectural Firms (SCAEF).
NEA has also been at the forefront of developing fellowship and goodwill with international engineering associations and institutions. Presently, NEA is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and was instrumental in the establishment of the Federation of Engineering Institute of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). NEA has recently joined the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC) and have functional bilateral relations with Institution of Engineers Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE-UK), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Japanese Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) and the Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE).