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Home Ministry transfers 25 Joint Secretaries and 16 CDOs (rep 30/05/2024)

Understanding Nepali bureaucracy : Excessive power to 'karmacharis' leads to a lack of efficiency in public institutions, by Sushav Niraula (kp 09/05/2024)

Niraula appointed as DG of DoI, new CDOs assigned in 11 districts (rep 19/03/2024) [Social non-inclusion is alive and well!], 19 candidates in running for Sebon chair (ae 19/03/2024) [And again the same game! That those responsible are not ashamed to only consider people from this small social minority!]

Ensure Result-oriented Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 07/03/2024)

Bill proposes retirement age of 60 citing longer lifespans : The Federal Civil Service Bill registered in Parliament seeks to raise retirement age by two years from existing 58 years. Hopes to cut pension burden, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2024), Retirement age set at 60, entry age limit of 37 for female, 32 for male applicants, by Bhuwan Sharma (rep 06/03/2024)

PSC opens vacancies for 257 positions (rep 17/11/2023)

Government offices to close at 4 pm starting today (kh 02/11/2023)

Local govt employees prepare for protests to get their demands addressed (rep 20/09/2023)

Expectations from the Proposed Civil Service Bill, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 13/09/2023)

Make Public Administration Accountable, by Hari Prasad Lamsal (rn 08/09/2023)

Addressing Civil Service Issues, by Mukti Rijal (rn 06/07/2023)

Straw-legged bureaucracy: Mere shadow of the politics, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (ht 29/06/2023)

Transport mgmt office that looks like a maze, by Nayak Paudel (rn 22/06/2023)

Civil servants withdraw protest after deal with government : Government assures protesters the Federal Civil Service Bill will be tabled in the current session of Parliament that starts on Sunday (kp 06/05/2023)

Administrative Reforms For Development, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 27/03/2023)

Rethinking retirement age : The civil servants in Nepal retire relatively early, and this is not good news for the country, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (kp 06/03/2023)

Essential govt offices to provide services on public holidays (kh 25/02/2023)

Time for civil service reform : The administration is the main mechanism for implementing the state’s laws and policies, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 22/02/2023), Need To Reform Nepali Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 23/02/2023)

Services at passport department are still in shambles : People visiting the department say delays and ‘middlemen culture’ are still rife despite Prime Minister Dahal’s instruction to deliver swift, hassle-free services, by Rajkaran Mahato (ae 21/02/2023)

Action recommended against 1,690 civil servants (ht 17/02/2023)

Nepal’s PM warns of action in case of unnecessary delay in service delivery. Then Passport Department announces system failure. Is this only a coincidence? : Nepal’s democratization processes have failed to foster effective civil service reform. Largely characterized as a conformist force, bureaucracy is politically divided and less accountable to people (nlt 03/01/2023), Prime minister Dahal warns top bureaucrats to either shape up or ship out : Dahal wants immediate improvements in the government’s service delivery mechanism (kp 04/01/2023)

Of passports and driving licences : The new folks in Parliament should work at making services easily accessible to win the next elections, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 13/12/2022)

Paddy plantation completed on 60pc land so far (ht 19/07/2022)

Dozens of civil servants caught on the wrong side of the law (ht 27/06/2022)

Size of govt employees to be reduced by 10% (kh 09/06/2022)

Massive transfers and appointments ahead of local polls (kh 02/04/2022)

Taskforce recommends to limit Secretary post to 45 to 48 : Urges to abolish 24 to 27 secretary posts (kh 15/03/2022)

Nepal’s uncivil servants : Making the bureaucracy more efficient faces bureaucratic hurdles, by Bimala Rai Paudyal (nt 11/03/2022), Abysmal public service : A people-friendly government agency is something long overdue in Nepal (kp 14/03/2022)

Been to government offices? Affixed stamps on papers? Do you know why? No one knows; even officials are perplexed. It is prescribed in a law dating back to 1963, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/03/2022)

Revamp Federal Civil Service, by Khagendra Prawaha (rn 03/03/2022)

Government offices in Baitadi district grapple with employee shortage : Public offices in Baitadi are functioning under acting chiefs as employees don’t want to be posted to the remote district, by Tripti Shahi (kp 05/02/2022)

Implement e-audit system : MoFAGA (ht 26/12/2021)

Nepal's e-governance pipe dreams : An automated system will make the stream of illegal income dry up for politicians and bureaucrats, by Achyut Wagle (kp 07/12/2021)

Govt. Transfers 1,613 Civil Servants (rn 07/12/2021)

Civil Service In A Quandary, by Mukti Rijal (rn 04/11/2021)

536,617 applications for government jobs in fiscal 2020-21 (ht 25/10/2021)

Province 2 on top again with highest number of civil service job applicants : Official attribute the high numbers to the policy of  inclusion and relatively large population of the province, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/10/2021)

Civil Service Day : An Occasion To Recognise Value, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (rn 07/09/2021)

7 joint secys recommended for promotion in four vacant posts (kh 30/06/2021)

Need Of Reforming Bureaucracy, by Khilendra Basnyat (rn 27/04/2021)

10-year strategic plan for responsive public administration formulated (ht 18/04/2021)

Public Service Commission sans officials, by Milan Dahal (kh 25/03/2021)

Enhance Competence Of Civil Servants, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 05/03/2021)

Civil Service Bill In Limbo, by Mukti Rijal (rn 25/02/2021)

Civil Service, Politics And Politicians, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/01/2021)

More than 93,000 take civil service exams (ht 04/01/2021)

18 including CDOs transferred, Niraula is new Lalitpur CDO (kh 18/12/2020)

Why is the bureaucracy so inept? The pace of decentralisation is slow, and the administrative culture is not performance-oriented., by Shankar Man Singh (kp 20/11/2020)

Where is the public administration? Nepali administrators, except a few, engage more in self-serving acts than public service, by Dinesh Pant (kp 10/11/2020)

PSC Postpones All Written Examinations Until Further Notice (ht 19/10/2020)

MoCTCA to propose two-day leave in a week (ht 25/09/2020)

Spotlight On Civil Administration, by Mukti Rijal (rn 24/09/2020)

Centralised Bureaucracy In Nepal, by Mukti Rijal (rn 26/03/2020)

127 civil servants recruited by PSC given no place by local units, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/02/2020)

Intelligence department announces vacancies but officials have security concerns: Officials are especially concerned about the doing away of covert operatives, which forces them to buy intelligence on a piecemeal basis, by Anil Giri (kp 05/01/2020)

‘Financial autonomy must for PSC’: ‘New bill should also ensure administrative autonomy’ (ht 27/12/2019)

The National Governance Survey, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 21/12/2019) [see Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 by Nepal Administrative Staff College]

Optimism Over Social Service Fund, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 08/12/2019)

Province 2 tops in government job applications, but response from women remains poor: Officials and experts say higher illiteracy among women is responsible for poor applications, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2019)

Public Service Commission recommends around 180 officers for local level: It plans to complete the recruitment process by December-end, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2019)

House panel raises retirement age to 60, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 15/11/2019)

Working across boundaries: Public service organisations have been changing from a hierarchical structure to a network structure, by Parshu Ram Bhattarai (kp 04/10/2019)

Many local units leave their employees high and dry: Staffs have not been paid since the beginning of the current fiscal year due to the failure to present budget and dispute among elected representatives, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/10/2019)

Provinces are still stuck in slow gear in forming public service commissions: Delay in forming institutional setup may hamper recruitment of staff at provinces and local level through the provincial commissions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/09/2019)

Civil servants in Myagdi deprived of ‘mountain district’ benefits, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 12/09/2019)

Non-compliant civil servants risk losing jobs: Pandit (ht 06/09/2019)

Bureaucracy: Time to be fastidious, by Kartika Yadav (ht 02/09/2019)

Retired government employees see a rise in pensions thanks to salary hike of incumbent staff: Government may have to spend additional Rs1.3 billion to cover increased pay, Pension Management Fund says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/08/2019)

‘Mentally ill’ civil servants seek transfer to federal govt offices (rep 12/08/2019)

Applying for a driving licence: You will understand why they call it an online system when they make you stand in endless lines, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 11/08/2019)

Public servants need incentives, not punishment: Current proposals in the Federal Civil Service Bill will not lead to better service delivery, by Shyam Dahal (kp 30/07/2019)

Hundreds protest against FPSC’s job notice (ht 17/07/2019), Recruiting for PSC vacancies gets thorny as protests turn aggressive, by Ashok Dahal (kp 18/07/2019),
SRC continues protest against FPSC (ht 19/07/2019), NCP lawmakers criticise FPSC members (ht 19/07/2019), Despite protests, Public Service Commission continues exams to hire staff for the local level: Protesters have said the vacancy notice is against the principle of inclusion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/07/2019)

Is Two-day Weekend Practical?, by Kamal Parajuli (rn 15/07/2019)

Staff transferred to Province 3 blame government for not keeping its promise: Employees have started to make requests to return to units under the federal government, by Subash Bidari (kp 11/07/2019)

Everything you need to know about Public Service Commission vacancy notice—and the controversy surrounding it, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/07/2019)

Govt’s employee adjustment process discriminatory, says LLEUN (ht 04/07/2019)

SC clears way for recruiting 9,000 plus govt staff, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 02/07/2019), Public Service Commission says its recruitment drive on course after court order: The top court has refused to issue an interim order to halt the  process, but questions over principle of inclusion remain, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/07/2019), 400,000 apply at PSC for vacancies at local units (rep 03/07/2019)

In the name of merit: It needs emphasising that merit isn’t inherited with the DNA of a person despite claims to the contrary, by CK Lal (kp 26/06/2019)

Government employees desert provincial and local governments after adjustment: Karnali Province faces a precarious situation of losing services of most of the employees at its local units, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/06/2019)

MPs demand Public Service Commission uphold inclusion and revoke vacancy notice: The commission has defended its call as being based on solid legal ground but  lawmakers argue that it contradicts the spirit of the constitution, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/06/2019)

Local units suffer as federal and provincial governments spar over staff hiring: Municipality and rural municipality representatives say lack of employees has affected service delivery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/06/2019)

‘PSC has to honour parliamentary panel’s directives’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/06/2019)

Parliamentary panel directs government to terminate staff recruitment processLawmakers ask government to manage local units’ workload by hiring contract staff until permanent hirings, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/06/2019)

Parliamentary committee for stalling disputed staff recruitment process State affairs and good governance committee plans to meet Minister Pandit on Monday, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/06/2019), Lawmakers on SAC want vacancies at local units to be more inclusive (rep 08/06/2019)

Furore over PSC decision: ‘Ad for recruitment of employees in local bodies not inclusive enough’ (ht 02/06/2019), Abide by constitution: The provincial Public Service Commission would have been the best way to hire employees for the local levels (ht 03/06/2019), Move to hire staff for local units irks provincial governments: Province representatives say such actions are against the spirit of federalism, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/06/2019), Civil servants reluctant to serve provincial and local governments lodge complaints, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/06/2019), How the inclusion policy will be affected in the staff recruitment drive at the local level, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/06/2019)

Civil servants reluctant to go to Karnali: Only one-third of the adjusted employees have reported to duty so far, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/05/2019)

Public Service Commission starts process to hire 9,000 employees for local level: Local governments have been facing staff crunch, which is affecting service delivery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/05/2019)

Civil service adjustment—completed in paper, not in practice: Thousands of civil  servants yet to report  to their designated  duty stations, by Anil Giri (kp 28/04/2019)

The colours of us: Reserved quotas have had a positive impact in maintaining diversity at the workplace, by Deepak Thapa (kp 04/04/2019)

Civil servants adjustment process completed, says Minister Pandit: Deputation of 137,614 civil servants approved, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 29/03/2019)

Recruitment and retirement age of provincial, local staff proposed to be same as federal staff: Officials say draft of law forwarded to Ministry of Federal Affairs for feedback, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/03/2019)

Adjustment of civil servants likely to take two more weeks, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 24/02/2019)

Top bureaucrats are getting shuffled due to conflicts of interest: No one knows which secretary is in the line of  fire next, a senior official says, by Anil Giri (kp 23/02/2019)

Bill on civil servants’ transfer passed: Lets centre appoint provincial, local level govt top staff; Bill’s provision states that this is a stopgap measure, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/02/2019), Adjusted civil servants may return to federal level via promotion (rep 16/02/2019), More reservation quotas sought for ethnic groups, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 19/02/2019) [The text of the bill provides for a reduction!]

No party politics: Only an apolitical, competent and pro-public civil service will serve the interest of the country and the people (ht 13/02/2019)

Bill on civil servants’ transfer against federalism, say lawmakers (ht 09/02/2019)

Reluctant Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 07/02/2019)

Adjustment bill provision concerns civil servants: Employees say barring them from work in federal government hampers their career prospects, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/02/2019)

Government offices slow to act against errant civil servants, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2019)

Province 3 top choice of govt employees (ht 26/01/2019)

Allowance provision must continue: Civil servantsEmployees say if CIAA employees are entitled to allowances, so are they, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/01/2019)

Very few interested in judicial service (ht 20/01/2019)

Over 70,000 civil servants apply for adjustment, by Anil Giri (kp 16/01/2019), 77,034 govt staffers opt for adjustment as deadline ends (ht 19/01/2019)

Govt proposes to curtail PSC’s autonomy: Public Service Commission office  bearers seek amendment to bill, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 12/01/2019)

The number game: The Public Service Commission has not been shying away from providing government data, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/01/2019)

Government signs deal with official trade union, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/01/2019)

Civil servants adjustment: SC summons govt over ordinance provisions, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 05/01/2019)

Government doctors not to take part in adjustment process, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/01/2019), Govt docs warn of intensifying protests (rep 04/01/2019)

Government, agitating civil servants fail to ink deal: Despite reaching an understanding, the NC-affiliated trade union doubtful of deputation of staff, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/01/2019), Govt stalls bill after strong PSC objection, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/01/2019)

Door ‘open’ for adjusted staff to return to federal service after promotion: Lower House endorses Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/01/2019)

Government staff protest against ‘unfair’ ordinance: The agitating civil servants demand that the  government amend  the ordinance to ensure their career growth, by Anil Giri (kp 01/01/2019)

Medical fraternity warns sternprotests: Eleven medical associations have submitted a memorandum to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav, by Nayak Paudel (kp 30/12/2018)

Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance registered in House amid staff protest, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 27/12/2018)

Local level staff protest ‘unfair’ provisions: Law denies promotion to local level employees recruited by the erstwhile municipalities and VDCs during recruitment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/12/2018)

Guarantee equal career opportunity for all staff, suggest Indian experts: Nepali officials advised to outlaw trade unions in civil service. Firing suggested for non-performing staff, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/12/2018)

Work in tandem: Government and bureaucracy must be receptive to each other’s concerns (kp 21/12/2018)

Government to mull staff fears: Probability of providing civil staff an option of transferring to federal service through internal competition, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/12/2018)

Government ‘to issue staff rejig notice in a week’ (kp 17/12/2018), No VRS for civil servants (kp 17/12/2018)

20,000 staffers to fall short even after adjustment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2018)

The Civil Servants Ordinance, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/12/2018)

Excluded groups to get job quotas only during entry: Unlike the Civil Service Act, the model law proposes such reservation won’t be applicable for promotion, by rithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/11/2018)

New law proposes incentives for civil servants: Federal government to issue ordinance in consultation with the Public Service Commission, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/11/2018) [A democratic state has to be ruled by laws, not by ordinances!]

Women in civil services up by 8 percent: In the fiscal year 2017-18, at least 20,334 women held various positions in government offices-making it 23 per-cent of the civil service. Government records show there are 87,753 civil servants across the country, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/11/2018), Let them in: Active representation of women in bureaucracy cannot be ignored anymore (kp 08/11/2018)

Ordinance to allow ‘voluntary’ adjustment for civil servants: The new provision is expected to speed up  the deployment of sending necessary human resources  to provinces and local levels (kp 04/11/2018)

Reforming the civil services: There should be no room for mediocrity and complacency in our bureaucracy, by Shyam Dahal (kp 01/11/2018)

Temporary civil servants stage demonstration (ht 01/11/2018)

Temporary civil servants protest inside Singha Durbar, by Anil Giri (kp 31/10/2018)

16,939 persons join civil service under reservation quota in eight years, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/10/2018), Brahmins and Chhetris land most government jobs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/10/2018) [Bahuns with a population share of 12.2% secure 33.39% of the jobs!]

PSC submits annual report to President (kp 12/10/2018)

Government employees threaten protest, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 20/09/2018)

Draft bill expands chief secretary post eligibility: Provincial and local Special Class civil servants’ career prospects on Cabinet’s table (kp 04/09/2018), Bill bars local units from recruiting civil servants (rep 04/09/2018) [Long live the non-federal authoritarian central state!]

Civil servants criticise draft bill on federal services, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/09/2018), Bill at Cabinet: No change in Civil servants’ retirement age: Finance Ministry had suggested increasing the age
to 60 years considering the rising burden of pension Joint military exercise payment for retired employees
(kp 03/09/2018)

Work till you drop: Increasing retirement age is a question that calls for proper deliberation (kp 28/08/2018)

Plan to transform civil services, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/08/2018)

Women in cilvil service: Why we lag behind; While the decision making executive positions are strictly male arena, women officers often get lost in the labyrinthine of the social and cultural gender constructs, by Smita Poudel (rep 05/08/2018)

Government to revise retirement age for everyone on its payrolls to 60 years, by Jagdishor Payday (ht 01/08/2018)

Shifting Bureaucratic Politics, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 31/07/2018)

456 staff withdraw from VRS: Officials say move aimed at motivating staff to work as usual as there was no decision on voluntary retirement (kp 29/07/2018)

Bureaucracy in new era: Our bureaucracy still carries vestiges of Rana and Panchayat eras. It is in dire need of sweeping overhaul to meet challenges of new era, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (rep 29/07/2018)

Govt mulls two options for temporary workers: Around 10,000 temporary civil servants work for various govt agencies (kp 28/07/2018)

Govt wants ‘more time’ to readjust 3-tier civil staff: Ministry of Federal Affairs official says three service laws mandatory to appoint staff (kp 21/07/2018)

34,000 temporary govt employees get three-month reprieve, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/07/2018)

Civil servants with disabilities object to proposal to decrease reservation quota (rep 08/07/2018)

Reforming Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 05/07/2018)

Flaws of Reservation in Civil Service, by Umesh Pokharel (rn 01/07/2018)

Job charm of central level leaves local govts understaffed (kp 30/06/2018)

Govt to stop hiring joint secretaries thru open competition, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 23/06/2018), Govt bid to stop hiring joint secys thru free competition slammed (rep 25/06/2018)

Govt to bar officials from working for foreign agencies upon retirement, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/06/2018)

Panel proposes transfer rule for civil servants (kp 01/06/2018)

Over 7k govt staff apply to serve at local level (kp 21/05/2018)

Allowance distribution strategy issued (ht 20/05/2018)

Government service: Panel suggests one-time limit for job reservation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/05/2018)

Trade union asks govt to endorse Federal Civil Service Act (rep 23/04/2018)

MoFAGA standards on deputation ensure spouses are allowed to work at same place (ht 18/04/2018)

Govt employees no longer ‘attracted’ to TIA immigration office (ht 18/04/2018)

Govt gives staff 15 days to apply for local unit posts (kp 17/04/2018)

Employees should work as deputed: Minister Pandit (kp 16/04/2018)

Systematise staff management, local levels told (ht 11/04/2018)

Govt halts voluntary retirement scheme (kp 10/04/2018)

New framework to make public services effective (kp 28/03/2018)

Voluntary retirement scheme likely to get delayed: Officials say the O&M  survey would take at least six months to complete, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/03/2018)

Ministry cracks down on ‘absent’ civil staff: Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration will stop salaries of staff refusing to work in provinces (kp 25/03/2018)

The Need of Bureaucratic Reforms, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 24/03/2018)

'Defiant' officials barred from reporting to their erstwhile offices (rep 23/03/2018)

Ministries, staff survey takes off from the centre (kp 22/03/2018)

Citizen-responsive Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 22/03/2018)

Over 500 officials yet to report to their provincial offices: Govt to wait for two more weeks before starting legal action (rep 22/03/2018)

Prime Minister Oli to tackle civil staff crisis at key meeting (kp 21/03/2018)

Minister plans revised VRS for civil servants: Lal Babu Pandit says most civil staff should adjust instead of retiring, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/03/2018), Govt needs to amend law to stop voluntary retirement (ht 20/03/2018), ‘We will not let capable staff leave’: Minister Lal Babu Pandit says the government will not allow capable staff to retire under VRS (kp 22/03/2018)

PM warns of action against 'defiant civil servants' (rep 18/03/2018), PM orders civil staff to report for work (kp 19/03/2018), ‘77pc staff report to respective offices’ (kp 22/03/2018)

Plug the gap: Government should carry out a study on the requirement of civil servants and ask Public Service Commission to start hiring (ht 28/02/2018)

Around 5,000 apply for voluntary retirement; Rs 10-12 billion required: Officials (rep 26/02/2018)

Fixing bureaucracy: It is high time bureaucracy went through some substantive reforms to make it more robust and effective (ht 20/02/2018)

Computer officers in govt offices seek entry into civil services (ht 16/02/2018)

Voluntary retirement scheme receives disappointing response (rep 14/02/2018)

500 bureaucrats deployed in all provinces: It will take one more year to completely adjust all civil servants in local, provincial and federal governments, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 01/02/2018)

Bureaucracy reforms: Taking Singha Durbar to grassroots, by Sangram S. Lama (ht 30/01/2018)

‘Over 75 percent’ civil servants to go out of central government, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/01/2018), Only 25 percent of current civil servants should remain at the Centre: As Nepal comes closer to a federal form of government, new challenges have emerged in the division of civil service into three levels of government, by Kashi Raj Dahal (kp 22/01/2018)

Many civil servants unwilling to go to local levels, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 05/01/2018)

Province 2 tops application and recruitment tables, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/12/2017)

Voluntary retirement scheme to cut into govt treasury (rep 24/12/2017)

Five-fold increase in govt job applications (ht 25/11/2017)

Agenda of reform: The ultimate aim of a managerial civil service is to be able to provide traction to good governance, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 15/11/2017)

A case for good governance: There have been five Administrative Reforms Commissions but very little reform, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 17/10/2017)

Bill on civil servants adjustment endorsed: House panel argues that it’s the duty of civil servants to work where they are assigned (kp 07/10/2017), Law passed for allocating civil servants under federal setup (rep 07/10/2017)

Civil servants seek promotion for adjustment innew set-up, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/09/2017)

Civil servants at the local level: Lawmakers call for promotion of officials (kp 07/09/2017)

Civil servant adjustment: House unanimously passes bill (kp 13/07/2017)

Online registration of personal events going up (kp 09/07/2017)

Female applicants outnumber males in govt openings (kp 16/06/2017)

Merit is the mantra: By implementing a number of principles, the Public Service Commission has managed to gain public support, by Kiran Raj Sharma (kp 15/06/2017)

Government to deploy civil servants in 283 local level offices (ht 03/06/2017)

Restructuring bureaucracy: On their merits; While promotions are important career milestones, the demand that they be ‘automatic’ is undemocratic, by Thaneshwar Bhusal (rep 23/05/2017)

Govt proposes halting fresh recruitment of civil servants for a year, by Ashok Dahal (rep 28/04/2017)

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)
Documents / Websites

Ministry of General Administration (MoGA)

Public Service Commission (PSC)

Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18: Quality of Public Service in Nepal by Nepal Administrative Staff College. Kathmandu 2018

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