Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance registered in House amid staff protest

- Sanjaya Lama, Kathmandu

Dec 27, 2018-

The Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance 2075 was registered in  Legislature Parliament on Wednesday, the first day of the winter session of the House.

  The ordinance was registered despite the civil servants warning that they would not fill up the integration form before amendments were made to the document.

 The ordinance was promulgated at a time when there was no Parliament to integrate the federal, province and local levels. Officials say there is a slim chance of the ordinance being amended, as demanded by the agitating civil servants.

Joint secretary and spokesperson at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Suresh Adhikari said that though discussions have been held in Parliament regarding the ordinance, it will be endorsed as per the constitution.

“The ordinance will be discussed in Parliament but not even a letter will be changed. A notice urging civil servants to opt for integration will be issued in a couple of days,” said Adhikari.

According to the ordinance, civil servants should reach their deployed places within 21 days of the issuance of the notice. The ordinance has a provision for sacking civil servants who fail to reach their assigned offices within the given timeframe.

According to Article 114 of the constitution, both upper and lower house should endorse the ordinance within two months of the commencement of the parliament session, if not it will be scrapped automatically. However, other civil servant organisations, including official civil servants, have been demanding amendment of the ordinance.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of General Administration has published the names of senior civil servants of general administration, accountant, revenue group, financial planning and statistics service, miscellaneous services and engineering service.

Suspended director general of Inland Revenue Department, Chudamani Sharma, has been enlisted as the first name on a list of senior civil servants prepared by the general administration.

The details of the 225 joint general secretaries under the general administration have been made public.

The ministry on Tuesday had made public the details related to the service and group of elderly civil servants according to the details recorded in Department of Civil Personal Records till December 23.

Published: 27-12-2018 08:17

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