KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Supreme Court (SC) Thursday stayed transfer of Secretary Brinda Hada to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and issued a show cause notice against the government.
A single bench of Justice Bharat Bahadur Karki ruled that Hada should be allowed to work at Ministry of Irrigation until the court passes its final verdict.
Challenging the government’s transfer decision, Hada had filed a petition accusing the government of violating the existing Civil Servant Act by transferring her on deputation.
"The transfer is against the Civil Service Regulation 38 (2) (a)," reads the writ petition. The regulation says civil servants should be given prior information before being transferred to another office.
The petition has further argued that the transfer decision is illegal as a civil servant, who has already served at ministry or department or regional office, cannot be transferred without his/her will to a lower office.