Kathmandu, February 14 The Ministry of General Administration has rejected the Financial Comptroller General Office’s request to transfer 58 of its officers who are on deputation. Claiming that FCGO sent 58 under-secretaries and section officers on deputation to various ‘lucrative places’ in violation of the Civil Service Act 1993, the MoGA turned down the request. On January 22, MoGA took a secretary-level decision claiming that the transfer of those officers would violate the Civil Service Act 1993. With Minister for General Administration Rekha Sharma taking strong stance against unlawful deputation of civil servants, the MoGA has recently decided to control such activities. MoGA sources claimed that the FCGO has demanded MoGA’s approval for the transfer of its 58 officers from the date they were sent on deputatation. “These officers were sent on deputation a year-and-a-half ago in violation of the existing laws,” an officer at MoGA claimed. FCGO Spokesperson Kamal Bhattarai said the FCGO realizing its mistake has requested MoGA to consider for one last chance the transfer of its 58 officers. As per the Civil Service Act 1993, civil servants can be sent on deputation for a maximum of three months in a year and the loss to the government from deputation for more than that period would be recovered from the official responsible for such deputation.