Over 62,000 civil servants file applications for adjustment
January 16, 2019 06:00 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) has said that the 21-day deadline given earlier to civil servants to file online applications mentioning the adjustments of their choice in the three tiers of government won't be extended. The deadline expires on Wednesday night.
Over 62,000 of the total 73,000 civil servants have filed applications for the adjustment as of Tuesday evening, according to MoFAGA Joint Secretary Kedar Prasad Paneru, who oversees civil servants adjustment process in the ministry. Some 11,000 civil servants, according to him, have readied their applications on the dedicated website -- www.samayojan.gov.np --to receive online applications but were yet to submit them.
Over 89,000 government employees are being adjusted in the federal, provincial and local governments within this month. These include 73,181 civil servants and remaining others belong to employees recruited under different government services including those hired locally to run local administration works.
Government employees working at the federal, provincial and local levels without approved vacancies, those getting permanent appointments under the erstwhile District Development Committee and those working in various committees, commissions, academies or similar organizations handed over to the provincial and local governments, too, have been asked to submit their applications for adjustment.
Of the total number of government employees being adjusted, altogether 74,756 employees have updated their details in the system. “Our system has shown that 62,482 of the total 73,181 civil servants have already filed applications for the adjustment and 11,009 civil servants have readied their application in the system, but are yet to submit it,” said Joint Secretary Paneru.
Paneru said that those who have readied their applications may submit the applications by Wednesday midnight. “Even if they do not submit the applications, civil servants adjustment process won't be affected. We will soon process the data received and start assigning civil servants to federal, provincial and local governments in a week,” he said.
Those not filing applications will automatically be assigned to government offices with vacancies, according to officials.
Paneru said that the civil servants adjustment process will begin from first class and special class officers starting this week. “We will begin handing over letters to first class and special class government officers for their adjustment in the new federal set up this week. We have decided to begin the process from the top,” he said.
Amid protests by a section of civil servants and trade unions, the government had formally initiated civil servants adjustment in the federal, provincial and local governments three weeks ago. The long-delayed move by the government came over a year after the local and provincial governments were formed as per the new constitution.
As per the Office and Management (O&M) Survey endorsed by the cabinet, there will now be a total of 47,920 civil servants in the federal government, 22,755 in provinces and 67,503 employees in the local governments.