Pokhara staff claim 12-hr service ineffective

Employees assigned in morning shift at government offices of Kaski district have said that recently introduced 12-hour service at the offices has not been effective.

The staff at Gandaki Zone Transportation Management Office have reported that service recipients are few in number.

Office head Bharat Pokhrel also added that his staff could not report to office on time as public transportation vehicles are scarce in early mornings.

Likewise, Chief Land Revenue Officer Diragha Narayan Sharma said cold has affected the service delivery.

He also complained that the government has not well-managed the service.

Land Revenue Office’s Section Officer Keshav Bhattarai also remarked that lack of alternative resources for electricity has made their works difficult.

Bhattarai also seconded Sharma in the claim that cold has hampered the service in early hours.

Bhattari, however, maintained that employees are working without complaining about their overtime compensation as the government has not fixed it.

Western Regional Administrator Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya termed introduction of the two-shift service a ‘positive step’ for the welfare of the citizens.

To make the service effective, the government is planning to install solar panels at every offices, he added.

Source: THT