KATHMANDU, March 29: The government has decided to depute 57,354 civil servants to the local governments.
A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday made a decision to this effect, amid complaints that the absence of civil servants has greatly affected the day-to-day works of the local governments.
The civil servants deputed to the local governments include both technical and administrative staffers, according to State Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota. The number does not include the civil servants with no ranks. “The civil servants have been deputed based on the populations of the local governments,” he said.
There are a total of 334 rural municipalities with a population of 25,000 each, while the number of rural municipalities with a population of over 25,000 stands at 126.
According to government officials, altogether 26 municipalities, 11 sub-metropolitan cities and five metropolitan cities have a population more than 50,000.
The cabinet meeting on Wednesday also endorsed the organization structure and vacancies of civil servants in 21 ministries of the federal government. The number of vacancies of civil servants in the ministries of federal government has been reduced to 2,654 from the existing 3,260.