KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The government has transferred nearly a dozen secretaries on the same day three newly-appointed ministers took the oath of office and secrecy. A cabinet meeting held on Thursday evening took a decision to this effect.
Diplomacy in bilateral and multilateral affairs is becoming increasingly complex requiring tact and intelligence. It involves tremendous art of communications and negotiation with a profound knowledge of English language and mastery over a range of topical issues to discuss on the part of negotiators and country representatives. Prime Minister or cabinet ministers such as the foreign minister and secretary of state, consulates and embassies serve as diplomats in implementing Nepal’s foreign policy.
In response to my September 18 article “Our constitution is one of the most progressive documents,” Praveen Kumar Yadav wrote that Nepal’s constitution is a regressive document (see “Far from progressive,” Republica, Sept 29). He mentioned some “conflicting issues” of the constitution and questioned: If the national charter was so progressive, as I depicted, why would then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala promise to amend it?
KATHMANDU, July 12: Amid widespread criticism that he lied to the people about an Indian government letter requesting halt to pesticides residue tests on fruits and vegetables at customs points, Prime Minister KP Oli publicly apologized on Thursday saying he was not informed by officials about the letter.
CHITWAN, Aug 29: Chair of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has insisted on the need of breaking the ingrained culture of setting (collusion) in bureaucracy which has only served the vested interests.
Internationally, a new era is looming politically, economically, socially and technologically. Democracy has been questioned for being elite-centric, limited to electoral participation of people, geometrically widening inequality, fostering injustice on the poor and alienating the general public.
KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Former Secretary Dharani Dhar Khatiwada has said that the unnecessary interference of the ministers and higher government officials hover in the bureaucracy because of which public service in Nepal has been undermined.
BANEPA, Feb 2: At a time when the government is facing tough time deputing civil servants to the public offices in all the seven provinces, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the left alliance government to be formed will carry out major reforms in the public administration for promoting good governance.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The cabinet on Monday appointed Yubraj Bhusal, a former secretary of the government of Nepal, as the new chief of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), replacing Govinda Pokharel. Pokharel has made an unexpected foray into competitive politics, filing is candidacy in parliamentary elections from Pyuthan.
CHITWAN, Sept 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today pledged government support for upgrading the BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital so that it can compete with the international community as a cancer treatment center.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: "It's because of unstable governments that the development activities have failed to accelerate thereby severely affecting the country as a whole. We (bureaucracy) are compelled to work with three governments in a year. Furthermore, as civil servants are unnecessarily indulging in politics, public service delivery has become ineffective. However, we are bound to work".