PM urged to fix ministries at centre

KATHMANDU: The 'High-Level Federal Administrative Restructuring Committee' has submitted its report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Presenting the interim report to the Prime Minister at Singhadurbar on Friday, the office-bearers of the Committee urged PM Deuba to immediately finalise the number of ministries at the centre on political consensus.

Chairperson of Administrative Restructuring Implementation Sub-Committee Kashiraj Dahal informed that the Committee had suggested the Prime Minister to finalise the arrangement of necessary laws and the role of employees' association for federal structure on political consensus.

The Directive Committee was formed under the chairmanship of Minister for General Administration after the direction of State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament.

The Committee comprises  Arzoo Deuba from Nepali Congress, Rajendra Prasad Pandey from CPN-UML, Rekha Sharma from CPN Maoist Centre and Bhuwan Pathak from Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

The Committee has already prepared the recommendations in formulating Federal Civil Service Act, Province Civil Service Act and Local Civil Service Act and principles and policies in which bases the new laws are formulated.

Chairperson Dahal further informed that the report along with transitional action plan and the details of future actions to be carried out next year was handed over to the PM.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Deuba pledged to implement the report.