Kathmandu, June 12 -- When the Public Service Commission issued a vacancy notice on May 29 to recruit 9,161 staffers at the local level, the Province 5 Assembly had already passed a law for the formation of its Provincial Public Service Commission.

Before that, in the third week of April, the Province 2 government had written to the Public Service Commission, asking it not to initiate the process of hiring employees for local governments. The Province 2 government had said recruiting staff for local governments was its responsibility.

As per Article 227 of the constitution, matters related to employees and offices of the village councils and municipalities shall be dealt with as per provincial laws.

But the commission went ahead with i...