Anomalies spoiling public service sector, says Sharma

Kathmandu, March 27

Minister for General Administration Rekha Sharma today admitted that tangible improvement in service delivery remained elusive as efforts only from her ministry was not sufficient.

She, however, said that her ministry was making serious efforts to improve the service delivery.

Replying to queries of lawmakers of the Parliament’s Good Governance and Monitoring Committee about delays and various anomalies in the government delivery system, Sharma said both political and administrative leaderships were responsible for the lack of progress.

Public service has not been transformed even after change in the political system, she said, adding, “Political and administrative leaderships were not showing any interest in transforming public service delivery”.

She said, “One person’s attempt is not sufficient to end irregularities.” She said politicisation and bribery had spoiled the public service sector as government staffers, in many cases, dilly-dally when people do not have access to position holders and cannot afford to pay bribe.

Most of the committee members suggested that the minister activate the mechanisms of monitoring and take action against law breakers and under-performers.

The committee is preparing to monitor the functioning of government bodies.