Ministry to act on missing records of about 8,000 health ministry staffers

Published On: March 13, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 13: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), which started working on the missing records of its staffers in the last week of November last year, is yet to finalize the report though the ministry had promised to resolve the matter in a month.

The records of about 8,000 staffers under the MoHP were missing in the list of the Department of Civil Personnel Records (DoCPR), which keeps the records of civil servants and the payments to them, according to the MoHP officials. “We have now completed 80-85 percent of records collection of staffers,” said Mahendra Prasad Shrestha, spokesperson for the MoHP. “We will finalize it soon,” he claimed.

According to the DoCPR, there are some 89,000 government officials including 62,000 civil servants and 27,000 staffers under the MoHP recorded in the ledgers of the department. However, a raw record of the MoHP shows that there are about 35,000 staffers under the ministry. They all are paid salaries, perks and incentives.

“In the course of collecting the records of the staffers, we found that they did not fill up the sheet rolls of employment records,” said Shrestha. “We are collecting it from all the seven province governments and all 77 districts,” he added. “The records of staffers were missing as many staffers entered their names in different ministry while some filled up their forms from two ministries.”

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