Rt. Honorable President Mrs Bidya Devi Bhandari’s Speech at the Main Event of 66th Anniversary of Public Service Commission

Right Honorable Prime Minister

Honorable Chairperson of the State Management Committee

Members of Public Service Commission

Civil Servants

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Participating in the program organized on the occasion of the 66th Anniversary of Public Service Commission (PSC), I am delighted to point out the usefulness, achievement and contribution of this glorious constitutional body. The serious responsibilities of this constitutional body remains vital to materialize the dreams and future plans of federal democratic republic of  Nepal for  a just , affluent, and socially and financially strong country; In this context, the dignity of such a program remains more aggrandized. The Public Service Commission has experienced many ups and downs during its 65-year-long journey. It has become successful to win the hearts of common people and attract them to serve the country with the principles of impartiality and transparency in appointments, designations, transfers, promotions, and such other aspects. Self-analyzing the past long experiences, I believe that the programs like this offer opportunities to eliminate weaknesses and reinforce the strengths in the process of performing duties and responsibilities. The Public Service Commission is the oldest and pioneer institution among Nepal’s constitutional bodies. It is found that the great role of Public Service Commission is evidently reflected in all the constitutions promulgated in the country so far and the laws concerning general administration, and the reports of commissions concerning administrative reforms. The role and responsibility of the Commission has become even more extended in the context of the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal in 2015 and the imminent re-structuring of the state.

Having been elected by the people, the sovereign Constituent Assembly with its great majority promulgated the Constitution of Nepal, which is in the process of being implemented; and now the full attention of whole country is on the economic and social transformations. In this context,  the main challenge of the Public Service Commission is to make national administration, generally taken as the permanent government, even more qualitative, disciplined, efficient, accountable to people, and capable of delivering   services to people to meet their expectations. Amid the contemporary growing attraction of youths to government jobs, the ever increasing competition and fast developing information technology and such other issues, the today’s urgent and precise need of the Commission is to make itself stronger and more updated to tackle with such challenges.

Despite the inadequate workforce, technology, and limits of facilities, the achievements of the Commission till date are commendable. On the one hand, there is a growing need of capable workforce, on the other; the government needs to pay attention to the reconstruction of government-owned facilities and Public Service Commission’s infrastructures that were destroyed in last year’s devastating earthquake.

I would like to express my best wishes for the steady progress of the Commission, in the days to come, by making itself more disciplined and trustworthy and by coordinating and fostering good relationships between the government and people. On this occasion, I also congratulate the best staff members for being prized and felicitated as encouragement on the basis of their increased efficiency and best performances.

Thank you!