Bureaucrats are the real reason for Nepal being worse day by day?

From my personal experiences, to what I have heard from others, it seems bureaucrats are the sole reason for hindrance(major/minor) in any ongoing works in Nepal in every sector, that requires their involvement. The majority issues I have heard are:


2.Acting the supreme power and narcissist.

3.Not accepting good and positive changes that will make work faster as it hinders their commission.

4.Suggesting badly to the minister or simply not co-operating with a minister, if he diverts to other plans by willingly slowing down the entire process.(not saying that ministers are innocent. They are also equally as bad.)

5. Not willing to do anything, unless there is some monetary value for them, or a political pressure.

6. Delay in decision making, purposely, waiting for the right time for personal benefits.


Please add others if any.

View it on r/Nepal by Former-Ad-6897


  1. Bureaucrats are a serious problem in Nepal but you can’t excuse politicians in the meantime because its the politicians who have set the rules .. in Nepal in vast majority of cases you cannot get a good posting as a bureaucrat unless you pay bribes to politicians or are connected to their party.. then after getting into the post you again pay the politicians.. also in many cases you can’t even get promoted without getting connected to party..

    Also in a ministry the head guy is the minister right and of course you have PM above.. if the minister or PM is absolutely against corruption and also take action against corruption then bureaucrats won’t dare do corruption in many cases.. the problem here is that the minister himself is corrupt and actually wants civil servants who are corrupt (which is why there is frequent transfer of Secretaries in ministries))..

    Lastly.. bureaucrats are a big problem but if the politicians are good and set strong rules they can’t do much.. again the laws are set by our politicians

  2. I have had this feeling more more than 10 years. You absolutely are 100% correct. The blame for inefficiencies, slowing processes and indication of lack of incentive is entirely on government employees.

    If you look at the past 25 years of Nepal’s politics, a whole generation of government employees are now eligible for retirement. You could outline politics as volatile entity, but bureaucracy has been consistent. Having had a parent who is a government employee, the incentive to do anything is clearly not there.

    If you have a parent who is a government employee, ask them what significant contribution they have done in their works of service and societal changes they have brought, they will have had no answers.

    The level of attitude and high and mighty status they show just because they passed and exam and an interview is dumfounding. Add to that, they are paid by my taxes. Bureaucracy is inefficient everywhere, here it is stagnant.

    We don’t even want change, we just want least amount of interaction with a government employee, half of the hassle we have to do, can be eliminated with a button and their workload gets easier, yet it is them wanting to complicate things in their office. This is in every office.

    I am not even open to discussion about my disdain for bureaucrats because I have said time and again, it has never been a politician that has hindered my progress at work, it has always been some noneck pencil pusher at a desk from a government office.

  3. Yes, bureaucracy and red-tapism is a problem here. But I’ve seen it improve a lot in past decade. It also depends on how informed the customer of service is. I have seen a lot of people suffer just because they are not pre-informed of what they need and what services to take from what office or which section.

    A few examples,

    It took me two whole days to make my own citizenship while now my brother made his within 3 hours. 1 hours in wada office and 2 in DAO.

    Renewing your vehicle was impossible without hiring an agent but last time it took me more to renew the insurance than my vehicle by myself.

  4. Laudu haru ko attitude nai kasto huncha..idk dherai kaam garna parera ho ki ego nai dherai bhako ho exam euta pass garera. Kei sodhyo vaneni reply gardaina.ki ramrari notice tasna paryo.kaam garna naparos vanera basya cha namai ta government servant cha sala haru kamai gardaina. Work load dherai huncha vanera ki dherai office kholna paryo sala official dale haru

  5. Nope. *We* are the reason. You and me. Those bureaucrats and politicians come from a pool of people like you and me.

  6. I have a totally opposite view. Bureaucrats are there to do 9 to 5 job and get paid at the end of the month just like any other private institute. Why are private firm so much efficient? Reason is the head, in bureaucracy that’s government. Head is all screwed up so we cannot expect much from the lower ranks.

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