Kathmandu, July 20 - Nepal Civil Employees’ Organization Chairman Murari Bhattarai said Tuesday that they would knock the doors of the Supreme Court to challenge government’s ban on civil servant unions. He also claimed that the right to form unions did not fall under the CSA’s jurisdiction. “We are registered under the National Directives Act 1961, not under the CSA. So we will challenge the government’s decision in the apex court,” Bhattarai said at a program yesterday. He also said that the civil servants are planning to launch protest programmes against the government’s ban on their unions as per the new amendment to the Civil Service Act 2049 B.S. “The government has forced civil servants to protest by snatching their right to form unions,” he said. “We did our best to avoid strikes and protests, abiding by a serious sense of responsibility, but the government has forced us to reverse our decisions,” Bhattarai also criticized the government for ignoring the International Labour Organization’s suggestion to hold consultations with the civil servants before changing such laws pertaining to them.