Panels under CDOs to manage employees for local units

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu
The centre will not deploy employees to the local units until the federal and provincial elections are held, say officials

Jul 20, 2017-The government will be managing employees necessary for operating the local level units through the respective district offices until the federal and state elections. 

Secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said the government would not be sending employees from the centre to the local level units until the elections to the federal parliament and state assemblies were held. The required human resources would be managed internally during the transitional phase, he added. 

A District Employee Management Committee has been formed under the coordination of the respective Chief District Officer to depute employees to the local level units for carrying out 22 types of duties allocated by the constitution to the local body. The added responsibility means around 75,000 employees will be necessary for running the local units. There are presently around 17,000 employees at the local levels. 

Joint Spokesperson for the ministry Indra Kumari Thapaliya said that CDOs have been authorised to assign employees for filling in the shortfall at local levels of concerned districts. 

“The committee will assign employees of those offices as per the constitution to these offices alone,” she said, adding that they had also been asked to operate the activities of local levels by hiring employees from other offices. 

“The local level unit will itself appoint the employees after formulation of provincial law after three tiers of elections. The ministry has also sent executive officers on deputation for the transition period,” she explained. 

The government had decided to assign under-secretary at metropolitan cities, joint-secretary at municipalities and section officer at rural municipalities.

Published: 20-07-2017 07:43

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