HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Public Account Committee (PAC) under the Constituent Assembly today formed a five-member sub-committee under Bhanu Bhakta Joshi to probe the corruption case against the National Sports Council (NSC).
The PAC decided to form the committee after its members were not satisfied with the statements of Youth and Sports State Minister Gopi Achami and the NSC Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama.
The NSC sumbitted the account details of Rs 130 million out of the advance of Rs 170 million received during the sixth National Games held in Far-west region from February 26 to March 4. According to the source, the PAC members were doubtful of the misuse of funds in infrastructure, purchase of sports gears and accomodation of the players.
Kamala Panta, Pramod Prasad Gupta, Alaudin Ansari and Tek Bahadur Basnet are the members of the committee, which have been directed to submit its report by mid-May.
The NSC had requested the PAC to give more time after it failed to meet the deadline and the sports governing body again failed to produce the accounts before the PAC within extended period of Tuesday.
The group of various political parties had filed the case against the NSC accusing the body of misusing the government funds.