Govt to offer to deploy staffers near home

Even those opting for voluntary retirement can apply


The government is preparing to deploy civil servants to places near their permanent residence on the basis of citizenship certificate after they refused to be deployed at the provincial and local levels.

It will issue notice inviting those who want to be deployed near their home to apply within 15 days. “The notice will likely be issued today (Monday) itself. We will collect names of those who want to be deployed at the provincial and local levels,” Spokesperson at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Rudra Singh Tamang said. “We will, however, not deploy those who are set to retire soon and staffers with disabilities.”

He, however, clarified that the offer will not apply for those with Kathmandu Valley as permanent residence.

He revealed that the notice will be published on the ministry’s website, and will also be sent to district coordination committees and administration committees in all 77 districts, and the ministries concerned.

The 753 local bodies currently need around 18,000 staffers of different ranks.

Those who have applied for voluntary retirement can also apply for the scheme. A total of 9,656 staffers have opted for voluntary retirement and the government plans to deploy those who can work out of them.

The scheme for voluntary retirement is currently on hold on instruction of General Administration Minister Lal Babu Pandit who has cited lack of staffers at the provincial and local levels, and the burden on the state coffers while paying pension of seven years in lump sum.

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