KATHMANDU, June 15: The Ministry of Education has started to deploy its officials in the local levels including the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
The Ministry has forwarded the step to deploy the officials though the latter are demanding clarity on working stations and term of reference.
Ministry's spokesperson Dr Hari Lamsal said that the officials of education group would be sent to the local levels including the metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan city, municipality and rural municipalities were the polls were held.
However, uncertainty looms large over the officials' deployment in the local level at a time when the existing District Education Offices were carrying out their functions like in the past.
The Constitution of Nepal has given the responsibility to the local levels to operate the schools up to the secondary level.
Currently, as high as 2,701 officials including 23 first class officers of education are working under the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and Ministry of General Administration have continued their efforts to sort out the confusions if the to be deployed officials of the Education Administration were senior than the existing Chief Executive Officers working in the local level.
Under Secretary Prahlad Aryal, who is deployed in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, said that clarity on measures for coordination is not yet confirmed adding that the District Education Officer of Kathmandu was junior than Aryal. RSS