Women lawmakers object to panel’s recommendation

Kathmandu

Aug 1, 2014-

Women lawmakers have objected to the decision of a high-level promotion committee to recommend the names of only male candidates to be promoted to the vacant posts of secretaries at various ministries and government offices.

The candidates were recommended to 7 of the 20 vacant posts of secretaries at various ministries and government offices which are lying vacant. Candidates are yet to be recommended to the remaining posts. Addressing a parliamentary meeting on Friday, Arzu Rana Deuba, a Nepali Congress lawmaker said the government’s recommendation of total 17 joint-secretaries, all male candidates, has violated the constitutional provision which ensures 33 percent reservation for women candidates in all government bodies.

“We want that the decision to recommend only male candidates to be scrapped and new recommendation process with female candidates should be made in order to ensure women participation at decision-making level,” she said.

The government decides to promote joint-secretaries to the posts secretaries twice a  year as per the Civil Service Act.

Published: 02-08-2014 10:16

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