Government to consider automatic consent if subordinate bodies fail to respond within 15 days

Published On: January 28, 2024 09:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government has made it mandatory for all ministries and government bodies to give their opinion when requested within 15 days.

If the concerned ministries and agencies do not give their opinion within 15 days, the process will move forward considering that they have given their consent.

The government took this decision after it started taking months to collect the opinion of various ministries and agencies. It takes a long time to get the opinion or consent from the ministries of law, finance as well as the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Attorney General.

In order to stop this, the Council of Ministers has decided to set the 15-day deadline.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been complaining that ministers, secretaries and employees have stopped making decisions due to the fear of courting controversy. 

Even now, the trend of not taking timely decisions and inter-agency coordination in the work of development has become a challenge. Prime Minister Dahal has promised to defend the decision made by the public officials with good intentions.

An official of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers said that this decision was taken to discourage the trend of employees delaying decisions even on matters that can be decided immediately.

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