The government’s decision to postpone the recruitment of new government employees has stopped the recruitment of about 8,000 new employees for the time being. The government is also preparing to cancel some advertisements that are being prepared for publication.
The cabinet meeting held on April 14 had decided to request the Public Service Commission to stop the new recruitment to reduce the administrative expenses after the problem caused by the corona infection. This will affect the recruitment process of civil service, security agencies and organizations.
The government’s decision will affect 5,000 recruits from the security forces and about 3,000 from the civil service. The first paper examination for the post of civil servant has already been held. This test will be carried out once the condition is normal. The commission had started the recruitment test for about a thousand officers.
Similarly, the advertisement for the recruitment of five hundred and fifty nasus from the administration and three hundred and fifty from the technical side has been postponed for the time being. About 800 posts were to be filled at the buyer level. “The government’s goal is to cut staff from existing staff to cut costs,” said an official from the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.
The government has stated that it will not conduct organization and management survey except in emergencies. This will affect even a large group preparing for government jobs.
As per the decision of the government, the recruitment process of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepal Army, National Investigation Department, Patan Institute of Health Sciences and Dairy Development Institute has also been stopped. The recruitment of 3,600 Nepal Police personnel had reached its final stage. Similarly, the recruitment process of 149 inspectors and 584 ASIs has been halted.
The recruitment process of 58 inspectors and 239 ASIs in the Armed Police Force has been stopped. The process of recruiting 232 assistant indicators in the National Investigation Department has also been stopped. The recruitment process of about two hundred people in the Nepal Army was underway.
Public Service Commission spokesperson Geetakumari Homagain said that a decision would be taken at a meeting of the commission on the government’s request. According to sources, the publication of some new advertisements is likely to be stopped for about a year. The recruitment process for the post where the examination has started will be started after the situation returns to normal. The commission has postponed all the exams since the lockdown began.