Civil servants demand withdrawal of draft bill on Federal Civil Service

Kathmandu, Sept 5: The draft bill on the Federal Civil Service registered in the Cabinet would not do well for the entire bureaucracy, said participants of a programme here today.

The participants of an interaction programme organised by Nepal Civil Service Employees’ Union demanded the draft bill be taken back. Inaugurating the programme, former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba accused the government of trying to force the committed bureaucracy to work to the favour of party. “The Congress strongly believes that bureaucracy should work without being committed to any political party.” He added that the party would fight against such policy. Leader Deuba took the time to express his concerns over ‘growing government intervention’ in judiciary and administrative sector.
NC leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula claimed that the government activities had made the people disappointed. Former minister Shankar Bhandari and NC leader Kamala Panta said federalism was maiden practice in the context of Nepal and some challenges had been felt in its implementation, calling on employees to lend support to make it successful.
Punya Prasad Dhakal, president of Official Trade Union of Civil Service; Nepal Civil Service Employees’ Union former general secretary Jeet Bahadur Kandel; former presidents Subodh Kumar Devkota and Shobhakar Regmi and current president Gopal Prasad Pokhrel demanded the withdrawal of the document immediately, citing their strong reservations to some provisions incorporated in it.
On the occasion, leader Deuba honoured Union former vice president Rudra Khanal with a cash prize of Rs 51,000 in recognition of his contribution to the Union