Massive transfers and appointments ahead of local polls


April 2, 2022


Massive transfers and appointments ahead of local polls

Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. (File photo/Khabarhub)

KATHMANDU: The government has intensified transfers and appointments and promotions with hardly 41 days left before the local level elections.

With the local level election just around the corner, the government has intervened in the police administration and appointed its leaders and cadres to influence the upcoming elections, government authorities said.

The government has appointed chairpersons in land commissions in 43 districts on Thursday. Most of those appointed in the land commissions are from ruling coalition – Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (Unified Socialist).

Similarly, the government has promoted three police officials to the posts of Additional Inspector Generals of Nepal Police. Writ petitions have been filed against the government’s decision to promote them.

Likewise, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration had transferred more than 513 officials in the local bodies, recently.

Earlier, the government had transferred two dozen secretaries.

Local level election is scheduled to be held on May 13.