Home ministry proposes lowering service period to 16 years for security personnel

Published On: April 29, 2022 02:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Ministry of Home Affairs has sent the Police (11th Amendment) Rules 2014 and Armed Police Force (Second Amendment) Rules 2015 to the Ministry of Finance for approval, proposing that Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel can retire after a service period of just 16 years.

The proposal was approved by Minister for Home Affairs Minister Bal Krishna Khand and sent to the finance ministry for its consent. After the ministries of finance and law approve the draft, the Ministry of Home Affairs will submit the proposal to the Council of Ministers.

As per the earlier provisions, Nepal Police and APF personnel are liable to receive pension after serving for 20 years. If the rules are amended, the lower level police personnel will get relief as they can retire in 16 years.

The proposed rules stipulate a retirement period of 20 years for Inspector General of Police to Inspector, 18 years for Assistant Inspector of Police to Senior Deputy Inspector of Police and 16 years for police personnel to senior constables and office assistants.

Similarly, the Ministry of Home Affairs has also put forward an amendment proposal for the Armed Police (First Amendment) Rules 2072. The proposed rules also provide for the retirement of the Inspector General of the Armed Police if they complete 20 years of service.

Similarly, the retirement period has been proposed to be fixed at 18 years for Armed Police Assistant Inspector to Senior Deputy Inspector of Armed Police and 16 years for Armed Police personnel to Armed Police Senior Constable.


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