New law on provincial and local staff: Promotion is allowed, but not transfer to centre

Kathmandu, January 10

The government is finalising a new law on the country’s civil service in its bid to manage the workforce for federal, provincial and local governments in the newly setup federal context.

The law is unlikely to keep the ambitious civil servants satisfied as it will bar them from transfer to the upper level; that is from the local unit to the province and from the province to the centre.

Just few days back, various unions of the government staff had launched different protest programmes demanding that the similar provision mentioned in the already implemented civil servant ordinance be scrapped.

However, the government has not heeded their demand in the new Federal Civil Servant Bill as well.

Despite the blocking of transfer to the other levels, the door of internal promotion will be open to the staff of every level.

The transfer and promotion will be restricted to the particular level (federation, province or local) and service group (for example, administration, justice and health) that the staff have been recruited in, according to the proposed law.

The federal government will hold the prerogative to transfer staff of the first and specialised classes.

The draft law has also maintained that the staff of foreign service will be exception and their transfer issues will be dealt by another rule.

Published on January 10th, Thursday, 2019 11:18 AM

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