Concerned over derogatory remarks from civil servants, MoFALD warns of action

Published On: January 1, 2019 01:30 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has expressed concerns over ongoing media reports and social media status criticizing the government's delay in adjusting civil servants in federal, provincial and local levels.

The press release issued by the Ministry says that work was ongoing in line with Article 302 of the Constitution of Nepal to adjust civil servants.

However, "the civil servants are breaching Clause 7 of Civil Service Act 2049 and expressing their comments in the social media and newspapers in ways that defame the minister, secretary and the ministry itself in an irresponsible, indisciplined way," the press statement reads.

The press release said that the Ministry was keeping track of civil servants who were irresponsibly and unprofessionally making comments to the minister, ministry and its staffers in terms of position, color, caste and community and spreading false information.

"Such civil servants will be brought into legal purview under the Civil Service Act 2049 BS, its Directive of 2050 BS, Good Governance (management and operation) Act 2064 BS, its directive of 2065 BS and Electronic Transaction Act 2063 BS."

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