June 13, 2019 03:04 PM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
KATHMANDU, June 13: Lawmakers have accused Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit of undermining the Parliamentary State Affairs Committee's recent order related to vacancy announcements made by the Public Service Commission at local levels.
Speaking at a Parliament session, lawmakers of Samajbadi Party Nepal Pradeep Yadav and Umashankar Argariya demanded action against Minister Pandit for delivering public remarks against the SAC's order.
"The minister's recent remarks over vacancy announcements made by the Public Service Commission at local levels are against the spirit of the inclusiveness. He should be taken action immediately," lawmaker Yadav said.
The lawmaker claimed that the minister's public remarks violated the recent order of the Parliamentary Committee. The SAC of the Parliament had ordered the government to scrap those vacancies announced by the PSC at the local locals. "Even after the SAC's order, Minister Pandit looks adamant to annul those vacancies announced by the PSC," he further said.
Lawmaker Argariya argued that over 9000 vacancies announced by the PSC at the local locals have undermined the principle of the inclusiveness.
The SAC of the parliament had directed the government and the PSC to scrap the recently-announced vacancies for civil servants at various local units last week.
The parliamentary committee said the vacancy announcement was against the spirit of the constitution and the principles of inclusive representation of all communities and genders in the state bodies.
The PSC on May 29 had announced vacancies for 9,161 civil servants in various positions at 515 various local units. Immediately after this, lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties and Province 2 government protested alleging that the announcement does not ensure adequate reservation for women, Madhesi, indigenous-ethnic, Dalits and other backward communities. They also said the announcement was in breach of the rights of the provincial PSCs to recruit civil servants at local units.