Kathmandu, March 1
Nepal Police headquarters transferred 749 and promoted 282 cops yesterday.
According to the Department of Human Resources of NP, as many as 281 sub-inspectors and 243 assistant sub-inspectors have been transferred to various units, including headquarters, and regional, zonal, district and metropolitan police offices.
Similarly, 94 head constables and 288 constables were promoted to the post of ASIs and head constables respectively, while 44 SIs have been assigned to different stations as scenes of crime officers.
Asked if the NP headquarters took this decision to avoid violation of election code of conduct that came into effect today, an official claimed that it was a part of regular business of the security agency.
Just a few days ago, NP had transferred 20 DIGs and 944 constables. After the election code of conduct comes into effect, no new position can be created in government entities, public institutions and local bodies.
Likewise, the code also bars them from making advertisements, filling vacant posts, increasing allowance, grade and other perks of employees.
However, the code does not bar Public Service Commission and Judicial Service Commission from carrying out regular recruitment processes.
Similarly, no government official may be transferred, promoted or deputed except for election purposes.
Despite these, employees may be transferred or sent on deputation if the Election Commission gives permission for the same in special circumstances where the concerned constitutional body or the ministry makes a request to the EC by clarifying the necessity and propriety thereof.
A version of this article appears in print on March 02, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.