Civil servants mobilisation likely within five days
The MoGA is preparing to table an organogram in the next Cabinet meeting for swift deployment of officials to provincial bodies
Jan 19, 2018-Following the Cabinet’s announcement of temporary headquarters and governors of the provinces, the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA has finalised a organogram of the civil servants to be deployed at the provincial level as the temporary agreement.
The MoGA is preparing to table the organogram in the upcoming Cabinet meeting which will pave the way for a swift deployment of officials to the provincial bodies. The ministry has planned to start the deployment within five days of its endorsement from the Cabinet. The secretary-level staff will lead the overall bureaucracy in the provinces like chief secretary of the federal government, while a gazatted first-class (joint-secretary level staff will lead each ministry but will be called provincial secretary.
According to Shiva Ram Neupane, there will be around 20 staffers at the Secretariat of Governors and there could be up to 40 staff in the ministries, depending on the need basis. “This is purely a temporary arrangement which basically is targeted at running daily administration of the country,” he told the Post, adding that around 3,000 staffers will be needed in the first phase.
The permanent structure of the bureaucracy in the provinces will be formulated once the regulation on Civil Servant Adjustment Act is drafted. There has been a general understanding that five regional administrators will be deputed as chief of bureaucracy in five provinces while the government will send two more secretaries to the remaining provinces.
However, the Act has yet to come into implementation in the lack of regulation. Government officials are required at the secretariats of chief ministers and governors, in the ministries, provincial assemblies and their secretariat, among others. As the governors are most likely to take their oath on Friday, the staff mobilisation needs to be done immediately.
According to informed sources, Rajeshwor Man Singh, Rasmi Raj Pandey, Laxman Aryal, Suresh Pradhan and Laxmi Ram Poudel who are working as regional chiefs along with Secretary Baikuntha Aryal will be deputed as chief administrative secretaries in six provinces, while one more secretary will be picked for the remaining province.
The statute says the Election Commission will submit the final list of the elected representatives of provincial assemblies within seven days of the publication of results, while the governors call the first meeting for the assemblies within 20 days. Immediately after the government appointment of provincial governors on Wednesday, the EC made public the results of provincial assemblies.
Published: 19-01-2018 08:11