A public policy dialogue on the measures to promote integrity in public service in Nepal was held

May 27, 2024

May 27, 2024

Policy Research Institute, Narayanhiti

A public policy dialogue on the state of integrity in Nepal’s civil service in connection with a study being conducted by the Policy Research Foundation was organized with the participation of experts and staff of various ministries and organizations. The purpose of this dialogue was to gain feedback on the concept of the study, as well as to gather information and opinions about the current state, factors, and measures to promote integrity in the civil service of Nepal.

In the programme, the Office Manager of the institute Mr. Laxman Bhattarai welcomed the participants to the event and Mr. Gopinath Mainali, an expert, made a presentation covering various aspects of integrity and ethics in public service. Mr. Mainali’s presentation included the doctrinal aspects of virtue in public service, the prerequisite infrastructure of integrity, the legal system, the psychosocial aspects, the current state of integrity, issues, measures to promote integrity, and inspiring examples of great civil servants and activism.

The dignitaries who participated in the dialogue shared views on topics including the experiences they had, the perceptions of the public, the problems of maintaining integrity, and the topics and methods that the study should cover. The dialogue was moderated by a Senior Research Fellow at the institute, Dr. Mukti Ram Rijal. Information from this dialogue and other planned in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and civil employee surveys will be integrated into the study as primary data.


Invited guests:

Mr. Gopinath Mainali (Former Secretary, Government of Nepal)
Mr. Durga Prasad Bhattarai (Former Secretary and Ambassador, Government of Nepal)
Ms. Kala Budha Magar (Officer, Agricultural Information and Training Center)
Dr. Damodar Regmi (Former Secretary, Government of Nepal)
Mr. Parashwar Dhungana (Joint Secretary and Spokesperson, Nepal Law Commission)
Mr. Tulsi Sharan Sigdel (Senior Director, Nepal Administrative Staff College)
Mr. Achala Dahal (Director, Nepal Administrative Staff College)
Dr. Chintamaninath Yogi (Sadhu)
Mr. Pratik Raj Joshi (Section Officer, Ministry of External Affairs)
Mr. Bikram Panthi (Section Officer, Ministry of Finance)
Mr. Pradeep Koirala (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Environment)
Mr. Kabindra Nepal (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration)
Mr. Arjun Mani A.D. (Former Secretary, Government of Nepal)
Mr. Dhruba Adhikari (Statistics Officer, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers)
Mr. Prajesh Khanal (Movers Ambassador, Movers Program)
Dr. Anand Singh Bhat (Ret. General, Nepal Army)
Mr. Narahari Ghimire (Joint Secretary, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority)
Ms. Sunita Aryal (Officer, Nepal Copyright Registrar’s Office)
Ms. Pramila Tamang (Officer, Nepal Copyright Registrar’s Office)
Mr. Surya Prasad Dhungel (Executive Director, Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti)

Policy Research Institute

Mr. Laxman Prasad Bhattarai (Office Manager)
Dr. Deepak Kumar Khadka (Senior Research Fellow)
Dr. Mukti Ram Rijal (Senior Research Fellow)
Dr. Khaga Nath Adhikari (Senior Research Fellow)
Dr. Kalpana Khanal (Senior Research Fellow)
Dr. Giri Raj Sharma (Research Fellow)
Dr. Manita Kusi (Associate Research Fellow)
Mr. Ashok Pandey (Associate Research Fellow)
Mr. Gopal Acharya (Analyst)
Ms. Rija Manandhar (Analyst)
Mr. Macha Bhai Maharjan (Account Officer)
Mr. Bimal Chandra Sharma (Library Management Coordinator)
Mr. Asbin Pokharel (Senior Assistant)
Ms. Asmita Rijal (Intern)
Ms. Deeja Bastakoti (Intern)
Ms. Jyoti Luintel (Intern)
Mr. Kushal Thapalia (Intern)
Mr. Kanchan Gautam (Intern)
Mr. Pranjal Rijal (Intern)
Ms. Soniya Basyal (Intern)

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