Dhangadhi, August 15

Sudurpaschim Provincial government is working to appoint staffers on its own to overcome long standing problem of manpower crunch at government offices.

After the Provincial Assembly passed a bill related to work, rights and responsibility of the Provincial Public Service Commission, allowing the province to appoint manpower it needed a few months ago, the provincial government is now preparing to hire employees.

“As the PA passed the bill and the governor authenticated it, has opened way for the government to appoint necessary manpower,” said Parliamentary

Assembly Secretariat secretary Ramsingh Dhami.

“We’ve already passed the bill. Once we have the federal civil servants act and province civil servants act, we will start appointing employees,” said Information Officer Jagadish Joshi at the Office of Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers of the province.

The Provincial government is now collecting details of vacant and required posts at various government offices across the province.

Government offices in the province face manpower crunch, which has seriously hampered service delivery of the government.

There are some 2,311 posts at government offices in the province. But a number of those posts are still lying vacant.