HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The probe committee formed by the National Sports Council (NSC) today decided to urge the sports governing body to stop distributing advance payment to national sports associations who have not cleared the previous dues.
The NSC had formed the committee under its vice-president Pitamber Timsina on July 9 to investigate the financial irregularities at the parallel Nepal Olympic Committee and various sports associations.
“We came to know that for the last eight to nine years, sports associations have not been showing transparency in their dealing. The NSC has often been criticised by the government for not being able to clear the dues. So it is time we take some serious action,” said committee coordinator Timsina.
According to the findings from committee, the amount to be cleared by different sports association has reached Rs 370 million, the ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50 million. Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is yet to clear the advance payment of Rs 50 million, while the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has still to clear nine million rupees.
“ANFA was supposed to clear the advance payment of Rs 22 million. They have already cleared the amount of Rs 10.3 million, while the Nepal Taekwondo Association are left to clear almost Rs 10 million,” informed Timsina.
“It’s better for the associations if they clear the advance payment as soon as possible otherwise NSC can stop doing transaction with them in future,” he added.