Local govt officials urged to be selective in foreign trips

Published On: May 5, 2023 04:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 5: The federal government has told local government officials – both elected and appointed – to be selective in their foreign trips.

In a circular issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration asked the local officials to go abroad only when the rationale for the trip can be established.

In the circular sent to the district coordination officers and chief administrative officers of all local governments, the ministry said it has been receiving applications seeking approval for the trips whose rationale cannot be established.

This is more important now as all local governments are busy making plans and programs for the next fiscal year, the ministry reminded.

Two months ago, the government also decided to bar ministers and high officials from foreign trips except when extremely necessary so that state expenses could be reduced.


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