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Public post holders told to submit property details

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, August 22

The National Vigilance Centre has issued a public notice, requesting all public post holders to submit their property details of fiscal 2018-19 within the stipulated deadline.

According to section 50 of the Prevention of Corruption Control Act, any person who joins public office should, within 60 days from the date of joining such office, and thereafter within 60 days from the date of completion of each fiscal year, submit the updated statement of property in his/her name or in his/her family members’ name along with sources thereof to the body prescribed by
the government.

Concerned body may extend the deadline for submission of such details for maximum 30 days. Concerned offices will be required to submit property details of their employees to the NVC in sealed envelopes, separately. It is compulsory to mention the name and surname, post, service/group, level, office and mobile number of each employee in the envelop.

If property details of any employees are not submitted within the stipulated time-frame, the NVC will refer the names and personal details of such employees to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority for legal action. Any employee, who fails to submit the statement of property even within the extended time limit, shall be subject to a fine of Rs 5,000 and an investigation into his/her assets, the NVC warned in its notice. Civil servants should submit their property details to the Department of Civil Personnel Records, Nepali Army personnel should submit the details to Army Record Office, police personnel to Police Record Management Department, school teachers to School Teacher Record Office, and other persons holding public office to concerned agencies.

The NVC had sent personal details of 19,134 persons including civil servants, teachers, Nepali Army personnel, Nepal Police personnel and Armed Police Force personnel to the CIAA for legal action in fiscal 2017-18. According to the annual report submitted by the NVC to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today, those 19,134 persons holding public offices in various government bodies had failed to submit their property details within the prescribed period.

A version of this article appears in print on August 23, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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