Kathmandu, November 28:

The Parliamentary State Affairs Committee today began clause wise discussion on the Civil Service (Second Amendment) Bill, 2006. The Bill has been introduced with an aim to reform civil administration.

“The Bill proposes to end the system of civil servants’ classification according to their class such as gazetted and non-gazetted, which currently discriminates employees,” said the Chief Secretary Bhoj Raj Ghimire.

Instead of such classification, the Bill proposes to introduce “integrated civil service and level system under it”, according to him.

He also said that the Bill proposes to meet the commitment made before donors regarding good administration.

He added that the Bill is aimed to make the civil administration people oriented, professional and service oriented. State Minister for General Administration Dharma Nath Shah and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Subas Nembang were also present in the discussion that held in Parliament Secretariat today.

The Parliamentary State Affairs Committee will continue the clause wise discussion tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the proposed Civil Service Act 2006 has received 213 proposals for amendment.

According to Suresh Man Shrestha, joint-secretary at the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) most of the proposals have sought amendment of the provision regarding promotion of the civil servants who have served the nation for 16 and 20 years.

Most of the amendment proposals have sought provisions which would ensure one post promotion of the civil servants who have completed 15 years of service.

The Civil Service Bill, if passed as it is, would decide the fate of 157 of 2,517 under-secretaries who have completed 16 years of service and 12 others who have completed 20 years of service.

Similarly, 1,409 of total 7,378 section officers have completed 16 years service and 913 have completed 20 years of service.

There are 6,931 non-gazetted first class officers who have completed 16 years of service and 3,285 have completed 20 years of service.

Non-gazetted second class officers completing 16 years in service total 11,028 while 8,119 have completed 20 years of service.

After the approval of the Bill, all the civil servants who have completed 16 and 20 years

of service and securing 95 per cent score in their performance appraisal would get promotion.

Shrestha said the existing five levels of posts in the civil service is insuffecient and that should be increased so that the civil servants would be motivated.