Kathmandu, July 3: State Affairs and Good Governance Committee has emphasized to end the practice of keeping civil servants sans responsibilities for long, keep them as extras and transfer them haphazardly.
The meeting of the committee also agreed on some of the provisions in bill formulated for federal civil service formation, management and services terms, and conditions. The meeting agreed that no civil servant will be kept in extra category for more than 15 days or without responsibility.
Speaking in the meeting, General Administration Minister Lal Babu Pandit suggested forming laws easing the process rather than making it so complex the government cannot undo the intricacies.
Minister Pandit also suggested that the basis for employee transfer is their work evaluation. Therefore, laws should be formulated considering some special occasions as well.
Citing some bitter relations between the civil servants and the elected representatives at places, and inabilities of the civil servant to execute, Minister Pandit said civil servants have been transferred in such cases and law formation should pay attention to such adverse situation as well.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers stressed on ending the tendencies of transferring secretaries, joint secretaries and project chiefs harboring the culture of unaccountability towards the works.
Likewise, the committee has agreed on transferring the secretaries in the cyclic system by fixing some standard. Speaking in the meeting, Nepal Communist Party leader Pampha Bhushal said that the Supreme Court has flouted the order of the parliamentary committee while clearing the way for hiring employees in the local level and it is problematic.
Saying the supreme court’s order regarding public service commission’s vacancy unconstitutional and undemocratic, leader Bhushal blamed that the court has failed to realize the change in the country.