Minister Pokhrel urges civil servants to develop decent culture

07/31/2019

Kathmandu, July 31: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has urged the civil servants to develop a culture of decency in their work. At a memorial programme organized by Nepal Civil Servants' Organization here Wednesday, DPM Pokhrel reminded the government employees that they had both professional and social responsibilities. The employees' role is important to curb border encroachment, citizenship to the non-Nepalis and protection of the sovereignty. According to him, traditional mindset of the civil service must change to fit the changed context. "Past hangover and practice does not work anymore," he said, adding that nation building warrants change in the bureaucracy. Moreover, the DPM viewed delivery of quality service to citizens with productive works is important duty. They could also save the country from crony capitalism, the DPM asserted. He made it clear that the trade unions would not be cancelled because their rights were protected in the Constitution. On the occasion, Organization Chairman Kedar Devkota said the bureaucracy was working actively to make this government successful. Various awards were also distributed at the programme. RSS

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