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Right person, right job: As Nepal moves to implement federalism, civil service reform has become crucial, by Sachchi Ghimire Karki (kp 21/04/2017)

Road to Inclusion: Progress in inducting women into public service may be small, but in light of the country’s dismal history of inclusivity, it is a much welcome change, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2017)

‘73 govt staff have PR, citizenship of foreign countries’: 34 have relinquished them and 16 have left service, byd Binod Ghimire (kp 01/04/2017), Govt told to hunt for civil servants holding PR in foreign countries (ht 01/04/2017)

Deputing staffers to provincial, local governments challenging: Government staff demand one level promotion to join services at state, local levels, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2017)

Dalits in civil service: They got in through seat quotas, but they are no less capable and skilled than others, by Pradeep Pariyar (kp 28/03/2017)

Civil registration online from April 14 in all districts: Listing of personal events such as birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration to be streamlined (kp 28/03/2017)

MoFALD sets guidelines for personal incident registration: People can now register birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration in ward office (ht 16/03/2017)

Women in civil service: Women applicants ‘outwitting’ men in PSC examinations, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/02/2017)

Proposal seeking to increase age limit for civil servants sent to PSC (kp 12/01/2017)

Revamping Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 12/01/2017)

Administrative restructuring: Existing staff will be rejigged before creating new posts under fed set-up, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/01/2017)

19,213 officials didn’t disclose property last fiscal (kp 04/01/2017)

Women outperform men in PSC for job application (rep 07/12/2016), More women apply for PSC exam (ht 08/12/2016)

High-level admin reform and monitoring report-2016: ‘Bureaucracy, administration need immediate reforms’ (kp 06/12/2016)

Civil servants restricted from engaging in trade, business (ht 28/11/2016)

Govt staff caught at share queue during office hours (rep 25/11/2016)

Empower it: Under the decentralized federal structure, we need additional human resources at office of Chief Secretary, by Thaneshwar Bhusal (rep 16/11/2016)

Bureaucracy 2.0: Nepal is still stuck with the centralized bureaucratic practices ill suited for rapidly changing technological landscape of the hyper globalized digital world, by Subarna Shakya and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 14/11/2016)

Pensioned govt staff rake in double moolah as consultants: Clear legal provisions lacking, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 27/09/2016)

Secy shake-ups stoke policy instability fears, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 14/09/2016)

Govt not to allow perks, incentives in blanket fashion: Rs 132 billion just for civil servant salaries and allowances this fiscal year, by Gyan P. Neupane and Sangeet Sangroula (rep 03/08/2016)

Nepalese Bureaucracy: Need For Reform, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rn 15/07/2016)

Public service in Nepal: Attract bright young people, by Shailendra Sigdel (ht 13/07/2016)

The ten-to-five world: The civil service has been politicised resulting in blatant inefficiency and corruption, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 06/07/2016)

Reforming bureaucracy: Managerial civil service, by Madhukar SJB Rana (ht 16/06/2016)

Fate of biometric national ID card project hangs in balance: The French firm, Morpho Security, selected to prepare the biometric cards is being sold by its mother company Safran SA (kp 26/04/2016), Biometric ID gets House panel’s nod (kp 29/04/2016)

Rautahat chiefs, staffers caught playing truant (ht 19/04/2016)

Govt takes steps for reforms in bureaucracy (ht 10/04/2016)

71 officials caught flouting rules (ht 27/02/2016)

TRC proposes perks for its staffers, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 26/02/2016)

An aptitude problem, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 26/02/2016)

Land records information mgmt system: Plan to take LROs online in jeopardy (kp 24/01/2016)

Govt decides against dual facilities (kp 23/01/2016)

Changing the business of bureaucracy: For things to change, Nepal’s bureaucracy would have to undergo substantive reform—both structural and behavioural, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 23/01/2016)

11 CDOs transferred (kp 14/01/2016)

Effective service delivery: Performance to outcome, by Mukti Rijal (ht 07/01/2016)

No roadmap, timeline in MoGA plan (rep 02/01/2016)

Govt promotes nine joint secys to secretaries (ht 11/10/2015) [Thank god, they are all male Tagadharis, once again!!]

Govt jobs in quota system: Plan to raise cut-off age (kp 11/09/2015)

Smart ID cards to be issued by next year (ht 05/09/2015)

State institutions to bar staff from having foreign DV/PR, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 20/08/2015)

Amended civil service act: Less number of officials quit than expected (ht 17/08/2015)

After chief secy, hunt intensifies for NRA CEO (kp 06/08/2015)

Get it over already: Bureaucratic failure has nothing to do with nationalism or the level of loyalty individuals have to their country, by Bidushi Dhungel (nt 24/07/2015)

Of bureaucrats: The government needs to re-build the image of civil servants by making them more responsible to the people, by Jagadish C. Baral (kp 19/07/2015)

Uncivil service: It is unethical for civil servants to be absent from their posts for years and for them to curtail job opportunities for other Nepalis, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 18/07/2015)

Civil servants with foreign PR face action (kp 15/07/2015)

Civil servants told to quit if ‘dissatisfied’ (ht 17/06/2015)

Attracting Young Talents In Civil Service, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 13/06/2015)

PSC introduces online application facility (ht 10/04/2015)

Promotion games: Our promotion system is neither transpoarent nor cogent; Those with leadership traits are rarely given opportunity, by Bimal Gautam (rep 25/03/2015)

Hearing on PSC members concludes (ht 23/03/2015)

Panel starts work to bring about administrative reforms (ht 22/03/2015)

Govt planning to regulate incentives to civil servants, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 21/03/2015)

Govt may call off double shift system: Public response to the newly introduced system was not encouraging, claims Ministry of General Administration (kp 17/03/2015)

House sub-panel nod to sack civil servants holding DV, PR (kp 24/02/2015), Bill enabled to bar civil servants from foreign residency (kp 26/02/2015)

Thousands apply at PSC for govt jobs as deadline nears (ht 02/02/2015)

Joint secretary promotion: 42 recommended for 16 secy posts (kp 12/01/2015)

Imported fertilisers arrive with seam open: Around 1,000 urea sacks are feared to have been damaged as the white crystals have  changed to black and red, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 11/01/2015)

Populist 12-hr shift running out of gear (ht 04/01/2015), 12-hour shift may come down to nine: NVC monitors find faults in newly introduced timing, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 07/01/2015), Employees irked at 12-hour shift (ht 15/01/2015)

State of dysfunction: Nepal has failed to understand that its public administration is a relic of the past and built for an economy and society it never had, by Mukul Sharma (rep 03/01/2015)

Govt efforts on to make bureaucracy more people-centric: Dozens of recommendations by PSC still gathering dust, by Santosh Ghimire (ht 01/01/2015)

Timing change in govt offices sans raison d’etre, by Bharat Koirala (ht 23/12/2014)

Some govt offices to provide services in two-shift (rep 15/12/2014), 12-hr shift at urgent service offices starts today: Officials themselves skeptical about effectiveness; Challenges galore to implement the move, by Basant Sharma (ht 16/12/2014), Govt offices begin double shift (kp 17/12/2014), Services get lukewarm response in early morning chill: Govt officials not too pleased; Complain of lack of transportation facility; General public welcomes the move (ht 17/12/2014), Govt directed to run 12-hour service: Civil servants to work without additional incentives for extended shifts (ht 22/12/2014), KMC plans to adopt the two-shift working system (rep 22/12/2014), KMC plans double shift in 35 wards (ht 23/12/2014)

House panel seeks details on officials holding PR permits (kp 04/12/2014)

Govt offices dealing with public to open at 6:00am (ht 21/11/2014)

Minister in make or break move (kp 17/11/2014), Under-secy appeals for life (kp 17/11/2014)

Passport Dept asked to shut online service (kp 08/11/2014)

MoHA assesses challenges facing administration (kp 04/11/2014)

Governance reform: 2-shift work in govt offices: Panel (kp 22/10/2014), Extra shifts urged for urgent services (ht 22/10/2014), Committee suggests two work shifts at govt offices (rep 22/10/2014), Starts at top: Civil service reform (rep 23/10/2014)

Women representation in civil service dismal, by Dipal Bayalkoti (kp 30/08/2014)

Withdraw civil service amendment bill: Joint secretaries (rep 22/08/2014)

Govt transferring over 650 civil servants (ht 16/08/2014), Top bureaucrats reshuffle uncalled-for: Experts, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 16/08/2014), MoGA transfers 722 employees: Employee unions criticize decision (rep 17/08/2014)

Enter Chaos: Retirement of thirteen secretaries and rumor of removing chief secretary Leela Mani Paudyal has rocked Nepal’s civil service (sp 25/08/2014)

18 joint secretaries recommended for seven secretary posts, by Bimal Gauatam and Santosh Ghimire (rep 17/07/2014)

Crying for reform: Unhealthy politics-administration ties are detrimental to administrative competence and effective governance, by Prakash Dahal (rep 14/07/2014)

Review, Research And Reform, by Thaneshwar Bhusal (rn 08/07/2014)

MoGA starts reforms in bureaucracy: Mulls personal database of 80,000 employees, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 06/07/2014)

Seven Steps In Dealing With Doctorate Civil Servants, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 27/06/2014)

Civil Service Act bars govt officials from holding PR (kp 05/06/2014), Cabinet okaysBill to keep civilservants in check: Bars them from seeking foreigncountry’s permanent residence, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/06/2014), Civil Service amendment bill registered: Govt staff can’t take PR, green card, diversity visa or work in private institutions (ht 09/06/2014)

Promotion Reforms, by Thaneshwar Bhusal (rn 03/06/2014)

Providing Right Space To Doctoral Civil Servants, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 30/05/2014)

Ugly resistance: When foreign countries are an alternative for you, you might not be bothered about political and economic ramifications of dual citizenship, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 29/05/2014)

Debate on pension and foreign settlement ‘irrelevant’, by Weena Pun (kp 28/05/2014)

Under-secretaries at Ministry of Education on warpath: Warn of protest,claiming that they have not been given proper responsibilities, duties (ht 27/05/2014)

Stir for administrative service as separate entity heats up, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 23/05/2014)

Bureaucracy under political siege: Report (kp 22/05/2014) [see report by Transparency International Nepal]

Plum postings: Nepal’s civil service discourages doctorate holders from serving the country, by Lok Nath Bhusal (kp 18/05/2014)

Restructuring The Bureaucracy: Some Important Dimensions, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 10/05/2014), Pandit apprises House panel of proposed plan, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/05/2014), Govt mulling over Bill to reform civil service, by Prakash Acharya (ht 12/05/2014)

Civil service act amendment: PR owners face job loss threat, by Anil Giri (kp 03/05/2014)

MoGA pushing civil servants to declare any foreign residency status, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 24/04/2014)

Ph. Ds In Administrative Pollution, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 19/04/2014)

Action will be taken against High ranking govt officials who have taken foreign residential permits: Minister (nn 30/03/2014), ‘Unpatriotic’ civil servants face action: Up to 1,100 of them said to be holding permanent residency of other countries (ht 31/03/2014), Conflict of interest: It is unethical for a govt official to hold permanent residency in another state (kp 01/04/2014), Nepali Bureaucrats Facing Ethical Issue, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 02/04/2014)

What's in sarkari jagir?, by Roshani Dhamala (rep 28/03/2014)

PSC exam result replete with errors, candidates irked (ht 03/03/2014)

Nepal set to be declared polio-free, by Manish Gautam (kp 27/02/2014)

Land records to go online in 6 months: The system will make life easier for landowners by saving them from having to contend with a bewildering bureaucratic maze, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/02/2014)

Absence of govt staffers affects services, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 30/01/2014)

Govt officials found flouting rules (ht 24/01/2014)

Govt starts depositing pensions at banks (ht 13/01/2014)

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