Nepal’s Government job enrollments seem to be on high as the country’s Public Service Commission (PSC) says that the number of applicants has increased ‘six-fold’ in the last decade.
According to PSC Spokesperson Kiran Kumar Sharma, the Loksewa Aayog received 567, 853 applications in FY 2017-2018. The number was 86,168 ‘ten’ years ago, he added, pointing out at the positive trend over the years.
Province 2 Tops the List
In its 59th Annual Report submitted to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on October 12, 2018, the Loksewa Aayog has listed Province 2 as the highest contributor of applicants for government jobs in Nepal. Moreover, many successful candidates emerge from the same province.
While Saptari from Province 2 produced the highest number of applicants, Sarlahi ranked No. 1 in contributing ‘successful candidates’ in the last fiscal.
However, the same year saw 101 positions remaining vacant and exams held for 114 positions were not cleared.
In FY 2017-18, the Loksewa Aayog spent Rs 758.2 million to conduct the recruitment process.
The positive trend for government jobs gives Nepal a hope for employment, especially at a time when the government is doing its best to create domestic employment opportunities.