KATHMANDU: Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa said on Friday that serving army personnel defying Nepali Army’s code of conduct and chain of command would be booked.

“It is unfortunate that the army is forced to celebrate the Army Code of Conduct Week. Corruption and other ill practices that cannot be controlled now will never be checked,” he said while inaugurating the Army Code of Conduct Week. Recalling contribution of ancestors to this institution, he said some forces were still working to tarnish its image.

“No one committing financial irregularities will be spared. Efforts to influence those in power for promotion or participation in peacekeeping missions would be recorded and may affect career development of any official,” he said.

Army has announced to observe the first week of every Nepali New Year as Army Code of Conduct Week. On the occasion, the rank and file is trained on their duties, responsibilities, financial transparency, appointment and things to be taken into account while holding political meetings.