50 amendments to Civil Servants Bill

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 16, 2017-Amid the reluctance of government officials to get transferred to the local level units, lawmakers have registered 48 amendments to the Civil Servants Adjustment Bill-2017 seeking to add benefits for deputed staffers.

Members of Parliament from the parties including Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) have registered amendments, to allow at least one level promotion for officials working at the local federal units.

A majority of the amendments are for promotion and revision in the provision for sacking officials failing to join the new office within 35 days, said Srijana Baral, an officer at the Bill Department of Parliament Secretariat.

Officials at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development argue that not all deserve promotion as many officials to be deployed at the local level were promoted after the People’s Movement of 2006.

Hundreds of civil servants got “special promotion” according to Clause 24 (D) of the Civil Service Act on the occasion of the country’s political transformation. “How can an official get promotions twice without facing competition?” questioned an official, seeking anonymity. (PR)

Published: 16-07-2017 08:33

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