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‘Secy transfers won’t be reconsidered’

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Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit talking to mediapersons at Biratnagar airport, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Photo: THT

Biratnagar, April 10

Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit today said that it was useless to express dissatisfaction over the transfer of secretaries to various ministries.

Talking to mediapersons at Biratnagar airport, Minister Pandit said there was no point in expressing dissatisfaction with the transfer of secretaries. Pandit said this in response to media coverage that CPN-Maoist ministers were irked as they had been kept in the dark regarding the secretaries’ transfer. “The secretaries were transferred in consultation with the prime minister,” Pandit said, adding “In the Westminster system, it is not good to feel hurt and express dissatisfaction”.

Pandit made it clear that the decision would not be reconsidered. “Secretaries have reported to their concerned ministries,” Pandit said.

Pandit also said civil servants should not see voluntary retirement as their right. Stating that government employees should go where they were posted, Pandit said the government would take the final call on the issue of voluntary retirement. Voluntary retirement will not come into force until another government decision, said Pandit.

He informed that concerned ministries and their offices had been instructed to collect details of employees who have failed to report to duty.


A version of this article appears in print on April 11, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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