Nepal Politics 2015

Public accountability calls for a balance between the stated objectives and services rendered to the public, as well as optimal use of the scarce public resources. Two facts, however, complicate the system of accountability in Nepal: the legacy of a feudal power system of the country and its recent transition from a centrally controlled political economy to a liberalized one, which produces all types of possibilities for officials to demand bribes from the business elite and citizens because their salaries are far too low to keep life going. Economic insecurity at the lower rungs of the civil services ladder hits them hard making it difficult for them to withstand pressure from above and succumb to temptations towards undesirable political and economic attraction. The legacy of feudalism has also fostered a system of chakari— appeasing boss over performing their responsibilities. Both the trends discourage the system of motivation and esprit de corps.

via Political Neutrality of Administration in Nepal.


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