Oli asks civil servants to provide prompt service

Kathmandu, June 9:

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that hard-earned democracy could become sustainable if civil employees promptly provided their services to the people.

“Institutionalisation of hard-earned democracy and establishment of lasting peace in the country through talks are the priorities of the government that was formed following the success of the people’s movement,” Oli said, while inaugurating the ninth meeting of the central council of the Nepal Civil Employees Organisation.

“Democracy can become sustainable when it serves the people in accordance with the rule of law,” he said, adding, “Besides doing their daily duties, the civil servants, who are taken as the permanent organ of the government, should also give feedback to the government.” He also said that there was no other alternative to run the government but getting elected by people or by passing examinations of Public Service Commission.

“The government is aware of the hardships plaguing the civil employees and wants to improve their living condition,” Oli said. Appreciating the role played by civil servants during the people’s movement, Oli said they also had the right to raise voices for the protection of their professional interests. “There was no need for the civil servants to obey the orders of the autocratic regime in the name of discipline.”

“Though I have been receiving a number of complaints every day, I have no time even to look at them, let alone sort them out,” Oli lamented.