Bureaucratic reshuffle to bridge urban-rural divide

Kathmandu, January 19:

The Ministry of General Administration has taken a radical decision to transfer government employees, giving those working in remote areas a chance to be transferred to areas having better facilities or accessibility.

The move will make employees working in cities or accessible areas go to remote areas.

“We will transfer the employees working in cities or accessible areas to remote areas providing them incentives,” said Minister for General Administration Pampha Bhusal. She said that the decision would give remote areas priority and let the backwater employees feel a change.

Finding over 90 per cent applications for transfer or continuity to the offices that

are perceived to be prone to corruption, the government has also decided to discourage this trend, minister Bhusal said at a press conference organised by the MoGA.

The employees prefer to work in the finance ministry, revenue and customs offices, international airport, transport, land revenue, survey and land reforms offices, which are supposed to ensure high personal gains, said the minister.

“We, after holding rounds of discussions with trade unions and other government officials, have decided to implement the Public Service Act thoroughly in transferring the employees,” she said.

The MoGA has taken such a move to address the complaint that those having no access to high offices and officials are always compelled to work in remote areas, she added.

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The MoGA is developing a strong mechanism to keep track of employees working at the offices believed to be involved in financial wrongdoings, minister Bhusal said.

She informed that the government had established 48 centres in 46 remote districts to provide basic public services.

“People no more have to

approach the district headquarters for essential public services as the centres will provide them,” she said.