Voluntary retirement only to physically, mentally incapable civil servants: Minister Pandit
Mar 21, 2018-Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has said that voluntary retirement will be granted to only those who are "physically or mentally incapable" of performing their duties.
Speaking to journalists at Biratnagar, Morang on Wednesday, Minister Pandit said that he will not allow physically and mentally able civil servants to walk out of the civil service through voluntary retirement as this transitional phase has put a huge financial burden on the nation.
“As per the legal provision, the final decision rests upon the government even though the civil servants can submit applications for voluntary retirement,” said Minister Pandit, “We have not scrapped the voluntary retirement scheme but everyone should understand the challenge of deploying and managing civil servants to provide service to the people at all three levels of the government at this transitional phase.”
Minister Pandit further said that there is no alternative to sending able civil servants, apart from those who are physically or mentally incapable of performing their duties, to the local and provincial government.
“The government officials should go to their designated places and provide services to the people,” Minister Pandit said, “The officials should accept the decision and work at their respective areas as the government, in accordance with legal provisions, can deploy civil servants to any place at any time within 24 hours.”
Likewise, Minister Pandit reiterated that there were no other options for the civil servants than to go to their areas in order to move ahead with development works adding that the government can manage the difficulties faced by the civil servants once they reach to their working areas.
Published: 21-03-2018 12:57