Kathmandu, May 24
Nepal Civil Service Employees Union has demanded that the government boost the morale of civil servants by increasing their pay and maintaining good governance in the country by checking corruption.
A team of central office-bearers of the union today called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara and demanded an increase in facilities, including salary, gratuity, retirement and life insurance.
The union office-bearers submitted a 19-point memorandum, demanding increase in the existing amount of life insurance to Rs 500,000 and remoteness allowance, apart from hiking salary, shared central member of official trade union of civil service employees Biswo Bandhu Regmi.
On the occasion, Finance Minister Mahara along with Finance Secretary duo, Shanta Raj Subedi and Rajan Khanal assured the union the government would soon take a policy level decision to address the concerns and demands of civil service employees.
A version of this article appears in print on May 25, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.