CTEVT under RCCC scanner

Ishwar Khanal

Kathmandu, June 10:

The Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) has initiated what it called an “initial study” on “financial irregularities” in the Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) on the basis of reports and cases filed against it. Though the study is in the initial stage, chances are likely that the CTEVT could face charges of hefty financial irregularities. “Irregularities could be on different topics ranging from awarding of contracts and other monetary misuse,” RCCC spokesperson Prem Raj Kark said today. So far, the RCCC, Karki informed, has dealt with some 3,400 complaints out of the 3,679 that were received since the formation of the Commission. Meanwhile, the sleuths of the RCCC have continued their raids in different places and godowns in Kathmandu. Regarding the suspicion of the “minimal” bail amount of Rs 5 million each to former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, former minister Prakash Man Singh and others on the irregularites in the access roads of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project (MDWP), an RCCC official conceded that the amount was fixed on the basis of “judicial libaralism” to avoid jail term to the accused.