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Chapter-2 Qualification, Term of Office, Remuneration and Facilities

Chapter-2
Qualification, Term of Office, Remuneration and Facilities

3. Qualification:

In order for one to be the Secretary General and the Secretary, one has to possess the following qualification:
(a) Being a citizen of Nepal,
(b) Having obtained bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by the Government of Nepal,
(c) Not being a member of any political party immediately before appointment, and

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Amended by the Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws Amendment Act, 2066 (2010).
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Amended by the Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws Amendment Act, 2066 (2010).
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Amended by the Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws Amendment Act, 2066 (2010).

(d) Having completed that age of Forty Five years in the case of the Secretary General and Forty years in the case of the Secretary. Provided that, this provision shall not apply in the case of the Secretary General and the Secretary currently in service.

4. Term of office:

The term of office of the Secretary General and the Secretary shall be Four years and they may be eligible for reappointment. Provided that, if the Secretary General and the Secretary complete the age of Sixty Five years prior to the completion of that term of office, they shall cease to hold their office.

5. Circumstance where office of Secretary General or Secretary falls vacant:

The office of the Secretary General or the Secretary shall be deemed vacant in the following circumstance:
(a) If he or she dies, or
(b)8 If he or she resigns, or
(c) If his or her term of office is completed or he or she ceases to hold office pursuant to in Section 4, or
(d) 9 If the Secretary General or the Secretary is removed by the President on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly that he or she lacks competency, has committed misconduct or failed to perform the duties of his or her office honestly.

6. Remuneration:

(1) The Secretary General and Secretary shall be entitled to the remuneration as set forth in Schedule-1.

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Amended by Some Nepal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2063 (2006).
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Amended by the Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws Amendment Act, 2066 (2010).

(2) If the Secretary General or Secretary is retired from office for any other reason except that set forth in Clause (d) of Section 5 of this Act, he or she shall be entitled to One month’s remuneration as an additional facility, in addition to the remuneration to which he or she is entitled until the day of which he or she is incumbent in office.
(3) The remuneration and additional remuneration receivable by the Secretary General or Secretary pursuant to Sub-section (2) shall be given to him  or her or his or her nominee, as the case may be. If the Secretary General or Secretary dies and he or she has not nominated any person or if the nominee is not alive, such remuneration shall be provided to his or her near heir.

7. Housing facility:

(1) The Government of Nepal shall make arrangement for a governmental building for the housing of the Secretary General and the Secretary. Where arrangement of such a building is not made or where
the Secretary General or Secretary has no appropriate building of his or her own in the Kathmandu Valley and a building has to be rented, he or she shall be entitled to such monthly amount as specified by the Government of Nepal for the housing rent.
(2) The Government of Nepal shall repair and maintain the governmental building arranged pursuant to Sub-section (1).
(3) The Secretary General and the Secretary who reside in their own building shall be entitled to a monthly sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Rupees, for repair and maintenance, and sanitation of the building.
(4) The Secretary General and the Secretary shall be entitled to the facility receivable pursuant to this Section until Seven days after the date of his or her retirement.

8. Electricity, water and telephone facilities:

(1) The Government of Nepal shall bear the expenses incurred in installing one line telephone to
the residence of the Secretary General and the Secretary and such deposit as incurred for such installation.
(2) The amount as referred to in Schedule-1 shall be provided to the Secretary General and Secretary for the tariff of electricity, water supply and telephone.

9. Transport and fuel facility:

(1) The Secretary General and the Secretary shall each be entitled to one motor vehicle, along with a driver, the fuel and mobil as set forth in Schedule-1.
(2) The Secretary General and Secretary who use their respective personal motor vehicle shall be entitled to a sum that is equal to the basic pay scale of the light motor driver of the Government of Nepal, for the
driver, and to the amount as set forth in Schedule-1 for repair and maintenance of motor vehicle and the fuel and mobil as referred to in subsection (1).
(3) The Legislature-Parliament Secretariat10 shall arrange for the repair and maintenance and grease of the motor vehicle provided pursuant to Sub-section (1).
(4) The Secretary General and the Secretary shall be entitled to the facility as referred to in this Section until Seven days after the date of his or her retirement from office, except in the circumstance as referred to in Clause (d) of Section 5 of this Act.

10 Amended by the Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal Laws Amendment Act, 2066 (2010).

10.11 Festival expenses:

The Secretary General and the Secretary shall be entitled to a sum equal to One month’s remuneration being drawn by them for the festival12 expenses.

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