Civil servants still expect bribe: CIAA regional head

Jhapa, June 12

Rabindra Sharma, chief at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority eastern regional office, Biratnagar today said that employees at government offices still anticipated bribe for rendering service to the people.

Speaking at an interaction in the DDC hall in Bhadrapur, Jhapa, Sharma argued that civil servants had not stopped taking bribe despite the anti-graft body’s crackdown on corruption. He added that corruption was taking place not because of poverty but due to lack of honesty and sincerity on the part of the service providers.

Stating that his office received a lot of cases filed against forest users’ committees, Sharma directed the forest committees to carry out work abiding by the law of the land.

CIAA Deputy Secretary Nabin Kumar Joshi said that his office had received the most number of cases from Sunsari in the east.