KATMANDU, November 28: The government began to research and keep records of government employees who went abroad to study on government scholarships but who did not want to return home even after their graduation. leave. Most of these employees come from technical groups.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development published a public notice three days ago on behalf of plant protection officer Bhim Chaulagain. The ministry publicly demanded an explanation from Chaulagain, citing an absence from the office for 90 days after the pre-approved leave. The ministry had publicly demanded an explanation after it failed to respond to a personal request.
The government cannot immediately fire employees who do not show up for 90 days after their educational leave ends. For this, various processes must be completed. The Civil Service Act 1993 provides for dismissal from service on the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission.
Pem Narayan Kandel, then secretary in the agriculture ministry, fired 11 technical staff who had gone to study abroad last year and did not want to return home even after their study leave ended. Now he works at the Ministry of Forests and the Environment where there are more than half a dozen employees. Kandel said the search for such employees has also started at the Forestry Ministry. Among the 11 technical staff are Yadav Sharma Bajgari (Animal Development Officer), Khadga Singh Bista (Under Secretary), Toyanath Baral (Veterinarian), Tulsiram Thapa (Veterinarian), Rimadevi Shrestha (Veterinarian), Binu Shrestha (Veterinarian) ) and Ghyangalpo Lama (veterinarian).
The situation is similar at the Ministry of Regional Planning. Surveyor-in-Chief Nawaraj Subedi had traveled to Australia on a five-year leave to study. However, he did not return to Nepal even after his leave ended and remained there. According to ministry sources, there are about half a dozen such employees at the Ministry of Land Use Planning.
Narayan Aryal, co-secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, said the search and retention of records of these employees has already started. Employees go abroad to study either through scholarships or through an open competition reserved for government quotas.
The law stipulates that the student must be present at the office within 90 days of the end of the study leave. However, the staff members of the technical groups of the ministries of agriculture, forestry, health, physical infrastructure, land management and urban development did not return home even after completing their study. By law, in order to remove these employees from their positions, the relevant ministry must first seek clarification from these employees, issue a public notice if no explanation is given, and then consult the Civil Service Commission for action. additional.