Kathmandu, Nov. 25 -- Having faced a shortage of employees for long, the local governments are getting new employees after the Public Service Commission started recommending candidates for various local units.

As per the request of the federal government, the commission started the recruitment process in May by issuing vacancy notices for 9,161 employees for 515 local administrations.

Although the move faced strong protests for an alleged breach of the jurisdiction of the provincial governments and the failure to ensure adequate reservations for various marginalised groups, the process moved ahead after the Supreme Court didn't bar the recruitment process.

When the issue reached the top court, it gave a go-ahead to the recruitment plan...