Sixfold rise in the number of government job applicants in 10 years

File image: Public Service Commission office in Anamnagar

Kathmandu, October 12

Public Service Commission (Loksewa Aayog), the constitutional body authorised to recruit human resources for government bodies at various levels, says the number of applicants has increased sixfold in past 10 years.

The Commission received 567,853 applications in the last fiscal year, according to the Commission’s spokesperson Kiran Kumar Sharma. Exactly 10 years ago, the number was 86,168.

Meanwhile, the Commission’s 59th annual report submitted to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday mentions that Province 2 has the highest number of applicants. Most of the successful candidates also hail from the same province.

Saptari of the province sent the highest number of applicants last year whereas Sarlahi topped the chart of successful candidates.

In the period, no applications were filed for 101 positions whereas no any candidate passed in the exams held for 114 positions.

Meanwhile, the Commission spent Rs 758.2 million to facilitate the recruitment process in the period of one year. The Commission collected Rs 140 million from the applicants as revenue.

Published on October 12th, Friday, 2018 10:45 AM

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