PM interacts with former top bureaucrats

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the government would initiate efforts to tap the hitherto unexploited knowledge and expertise of retired top bureaucrats to ensure effectiveness and development of public service in the country.

Inaugurating the interaction with the former chief secretaries, secretaries and special class officials, PM Bhattarai said the government is focused on reforming the public administration in the country

Informing that the government is planning to organise former bureaucrats as National Volunteers Groups, Bhattarai urged them to contribute to improving public service sector with the invaluable knowledge and experience they had gained while serving in top public administration posts.

With the aim of gathering suggestions and taking benefits of the expertise and knowledge of former top bureaucrats for the process of new policymaking, the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Minister had organised the interaction programme.

Chief Secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire said the programme was organised to enhance coordination between former and incumbent civil servants as well as to recognise their contribution they had made in the course of the development of public administration.

The Prime Minister also hoped that the programme would work as a bridge between incumbent and retired civil servants , enhance cooperation and brotherhood among them as well as help to make the public administration relevant, effective and service oriented.

Stating that the bureaucracy holds special importance in the time of transition, the PM directed civil servants to work seriously taking the grave situation of the country into account. Prime Minister Bhattarai further assured implementation of the suggestions and advice collected from the interaction.

Secretary at OPMCM Jaya Mukunda Khanal stated that the government can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of former civil servants in a number of ways.

Financial Comptroller General Pratap Kumar Pathak presented the paper on State restructuring and public administration as well as Secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Transport, Som Lal Subedi, presented a paper on Local Bodies and Accountability at the programme.THT

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