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SAGGC’s direction to annul vacancy announcement a flaw: Minister Pandit

KATHMANDU: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has urged the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee (SAGGC) under the House of Representatives to correct its decision to annul vacancy announcement for local level called by the Public Service Commission.
“The parliamentary committee directive is constitutionally and legally flaw. The committee has made this directive without a study. The Ministry has assigned the PSC to announce vacancy in line with the constitution and as per vacancy demand at local level. So its order to revoke the announcement is a fault,” he said at a discussion on the topic of ‘outlet to PSC-initiated local level examination and its confusion among the people’ organised here on Saturday by the Sanchar Kendra Nepal.
The issue has landed in the Supreme Court and the court itself will settle it, he said.
Likewise, on the occasion, PSC Spokesperson Kiran Raj Sharma clarified the vacancy announcement was in line with the constitution, and called for help from all quarters to make the filling of vacancy at local level a success. So far, a total of 129,727 applications for various positions under the announcement have been registered, he informed.
Former Finance Minister Shankar Prasad Koirala stressed the need for forming a state level public service commission soon. Likewise, former secretaries Sukdev Bhattarai, Sharada Prasad Trital and Shanta Bahadur Shrestha were of the view that the PSC should not halt its work under any circumstance.

Published Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 09:01 AM

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