EC draws attention to new order of precedence

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 20, 2019-

The Election Commission (EC) has expressed serious concern over the recent government-determined order of precedence of individuals employed in different sectors.

A meeting of the EC on Friday drew a conclusion that listing office-bearers

of constitutional bodies below government employees, in terms of official hierarchy, would not only undermine the constitutional posts but also tarnish the institutional image and recognition of constitutional bodies.

“The EC urges the government to amend the hierarchy of positions in a way that keeps the office-bearers of the constitutional bodies immediately below the chiefs of respective bodies,” stated a press release issued by EC Spokesperson Shanker Prasad Kharel.

The government should consider the criteria of the appointment process, the role and scope of work of  constitutional bodies in the federal structure, in international practice, tradition and existing laws in determining the order of precedence.

Such criteria and standards have been ignored in Nepal, which has drawn

serious attention of other bodies including the EC, reads the release.

Published: 20-01-2019 07:35

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