Amend Employees Adjustment Act: Oli

Kathmandu, July 30

CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli today underscored the need to amend the Employees Adjustment Act.

At a seminar organised by Nepal Civil Service Employees’ Association on the occasion of martyr Manoj-Jhapendra Memorial Day, leader Oli said that since the Employees Adjustment Act was not employee-friendly, it should be revised.

According to Oli, the act lacks provisions of deploying employees to the designated place within 35 days of adjustment and the right to association and form unions for employees, among other things.

Oli, also a former prime minister, urged the government not to hastily pass the draft amendment to the Act and to wait until provincial structures are formed.

He also said that thorough discussion among all stakeholders should be held on the draft amendment before passing it from the parliament. Oli pressed for unity among political parties for holding the parliamentary and provincial polls. He said holding of all levels of elections would ensure peace and stability in the country.

On the occasion, Minister for General Administration Tek Bahadur Basnet spoke of the need to move ahead by addressing the issue of adjustment of employees. He assured that action would be taken against undisciplined employees.

Director General of the Department of Postal Service, Suresh Adhikari, presented working paper at the seminar and stressed that the welfare of employees should be given equal importance.