Sudurpaschim Province's Public Service Commission Act is all set to be amended for the third time. The amendment is being mulled owing to some legal complexities that have come up after the commission at the province was set up and came into operation.

"Three years after the provincial government came into being, this government is not able to appoint its own employees.

As there were legal hurdles for the province's Public Service Commission to work, an amendment was imperative," said Physical Infrastructure Minister Dirgha Bahadur Sodari.

The provincial government had formed Province Public Service Commission Act two years back. Prior to this, the act has been amended twice.

Province Assembly member Devaki Malla hoped the proposed amendment of the PSCA would help the commission to work.

"The amendment must be made soon, which will allow the government here to appoint its own employees. As of now, the provincial government apparently can't appoint its own employees nor can it appoint employees on contract," Malla said.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 30 2021, of The Himalayan Times.