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NRA notice on accessing housing grants Suji, Manoj


The National Reconstruction Authority was under pressure to complete reconstruction quickly following the 2015 earthquake, and has issued multiple deadlines to the beneficiaries to sign the grant agreement and to receive the reconstruction grants in three tranches. Yet there are still many thousands of households who have not signed the agreement by early 2020. This photo contains two notices by the National Reconstructon Authority, both titled 'Request from the National Reconstruction Authority.' These notices seem to have arisen out of a meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority Directive Committee chaired by the prime minister on September 6, 2018. The upper notice is in regard to the return of the private housing grant received by two types of beneficiaries: 1) those who have received the grant but also have a safe house in another location, and 2) those have received the grant from various different places where they have houses. Outside of these two circumstances, the amounts will be treated and recovered as government payables. The lower notice requests three types of beneficiaries to collect all three tranches (and therefore complete the house) by certain deadlines: 1) those have received the first two tranches have to collect the third tranche by mid-May 2019, 2) those that have yet to recieve the first tranche have to collect the third tranche by mid-June 2019, and 3) those who have lodged grievances, vulnerable settlements, traditional settlements, or displaced beneficiaries will receive all three tranches as per the decision of the Executive Committee. Taken during the 2nd phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.

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