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Property details from NGOs running with govt fund sought

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, February 22

Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has directed all the Non-Governmental Organisations, cooperatives and local committees operating with government fund to submit property details.

The constitutional anti-graft body has been demanding more teeth for effective control of the corruption rampant in the country.

CIAA Spokesperson Krishna Hari Pushkar said the anti-graft body has directed focal persons of different ministries at a meeting held here yesterday to submit the property details of all the organisations that are running under their respective ministries.

Pushkar said all the bodies and its officials that fall under public organisations as per the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 must submit their property details.

He said the CIAA could take action against public organisations and their officials as per the Act but that has not yet been implemented. So now the CIAA would begin scrutinising their details.

As per the law, public organisations include those companies, banks and committees, which are under full or partial ownership of Nepal government, commission, corporation, authority, academy, board, centre, council etc.

formed by the government besides the universities and intellectual and research institutions running with government funding.

Spokesperson Pushkar said CIAA could take action against those who fail to submit their property details within the stipulated time frame.

A version of this article appears in print on February 23, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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