National Vigilance Centre directs local reps to furnish property details

KATHMANDU: The National Vigilance Centre has directed the local representatives to submit their property details through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development.

Accordingly, newly elected local representatives have started furnishing details of property in their or family members' name, said Parshu Ram Pokharel, chief of property detail collection section at the Centre.

The local representatives who have been directed to do so include elected representatives including mayor and deputy mayor of metropolitan and sub metropolitan city, municipality and chiefs of rural municipality.

The deadline for the representatives to provide their property details is by the second week of June, said Pokharel.

Spokesperson for the Ministry Rudra Singh Tamang said the details of property of elected local representatives were being collected.

Clause 5 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002 requires public service job- holders to submit property details in their or family members' name along with sources or evidence thereof, within 60 days of assuming the office or thereafter within 60 days of the completion of each fiscal year.

In case of a failure to do so within the given time, one will be liable to a fine of Rs 5,000 each or the concerned body or official may launch investigation into the property in the person's or family member's name.