PM defends bureaucracy reshuffle law, accuses Congress of provoking staff

Kathmandu, January 6

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has accused the main opposition Nepali Congress party of provoking civil servants to come to the streets against the Staff Adjustment Ordinance that the government introduced to facilitate the reshuffle of staff at federal, provincial and local levels.

He defends that the new ordinance is better than the bill prepared by the previous Nepali Congress-led government.

Addressing a meeting of the House of Representatives on Sunday afternoon, the Prime Minister said the government could not have been able to utilise competence of experienced civil servants and would have lost Rs 50-60 billion in expenses in the bill drafted by the previous government had been enacted.

Oli claimed provisions of the ordinance were in line with an agreement signed with the official trade union of government staff.

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