KATHMANDU, March 28: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) on Thursday said that it has concluded the adjustment of government employees to the three tiers of government in the new federal set-up.
At a press conference at his ministry, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit said that 39960 civil servants were adjusted to the federal government, 13821 civil servants were adjusted to the provincial government and 43807 civil servants were adjusted to the local bodies.
"Despite several challenges and constraints, we have been able to conclude the adjustment of government employees to the three tiers of government in the new federal set-up according to the constitutional provisions in a very short span of time," the minister said.
On January 2, the parliament had endorsed the civil servants adjustment ordinance amid opposition by the Nepali Congress (NC) and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) paving the way for the adjustment of thousands of government employees to the three tiers of government in the new federal structure.
In last December, President Bidya Devi Bhandari endorsed the Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance 2018, clearing the way for the federal government to depute civil servants to the provincial and local governments.
Due to the lack of civil servants in required numbers at the provincial and local governments, service delivery and development work had been largely affected. Also, the government was widely criticized for its failure to send civil servants in adequate numbers to the local and provincial governments after the new federal structure was adopted in the country.