Health Act set to include clause on pr

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 10, 2015-

The Ministry of Health and Population is set to amend the Health Services Act to incorporate the provisions that bar officials from holding the permanent residence (PR) or citizenship of a foreign country. 

A meeting on Sunday decided to include the recently amended provisions of the Civil Service Act into the Health Services Act. 

The fourth amendment to the Civil Service Act restricts civil servants from holding or applying for the PR or citizenship of a foreign country.

Raghu Ram Bista, joint-secretary at the ministry said they will send the amendment for approval within a week. The Health Ministry on August 5 wrote to all its subordinate bodies, asking them to provide PR details of their officials following Ministry of General Administration’s instruction. “Only one official has admitted to have held the PR,” said Bista. Under the Act, all incumbent civil servants are required to declare any PR of a foreign country they hold within one month of its coming into effect. The civil servants will have two months’ time to furnish documents and affidavits to prove that they have forgone such privilege, if any. 

Published: 10-08-2015 13:04

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