PM’s office seeks details of pending work from ministries

Kathmandu, November 29

Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers today wrote letters to all ministries seeking details of pending work within 15 days.

Secretary at the PMO Kedar Bahadur Adhikari said the letter was written following PM KP Sharma Oli’s review meeting with ministers and top bureaucrats. Adhikari said the letter issued by the PMO would serve two purposes — firstly, it would help the PMO know the exact nature of the problems that slows the delivery of services and execution of projects and second, it would build pressure on the government staff to complete their task within the expected time frame without causing any delay.

“The ministries will have to give reasons for any delay in delivering services or executing any project,” he said and added that the PMO’s letter would also help the office analyse how quickly the concerned agencies and staff do their jobs. “We want to see whether or not the concerned staff do their jobs in time. Sometimes a subordinate office may seek opinion of and clearance from higher office. Sometimes, a government office may seek legal opinion of the person in charge of legal matters and we want to know whether or not these officers are doing their job in the expected time frame,” Adhikari said.

He also said that the PMO had written to all the ministries to prepare and submit all the drafts of the required bills by mid-December.