KATHMANDU, JULY 15
The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration today issued a circular to all the local levels to collect and submit property details of employees and elected representatives within the stipulated time.
"As per the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002, any person who joins public office is required to submit the updated statement of property in his/her or his/her family members' name along with sources of income, within 60 days from the date of joining such office and thereafter within 60 days from the date of completion of each fiscal year.
The new fiscal 2021-22 starts from tomorrow," read the circular posted on the website of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.
Civil servants should submit their property details through the Department of Civil Personnel Records, Nepali Army personnel to Army Record Office, police personnel to Police Record Management Department and school teachers to School Teacher Record Office. "In the case of employees and elected representatives, they are required to furnish their property details to the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of the concerned province," informed a section officer of Internal Management Section at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.
The concerned body may extend the deadline for submission of such details for a maximum of 30 days. The property details of each employee and elected representative have been sent to the National Vigilance Centre in sealed envelopes, separately.
It is mandatory to mention the name and surname, post, service/group, level, office and mobile number of the employee in the envelope.
According to the MoFAGA, if property details of any employee are not submitted even within the extended period, the National Vigilance Centre will refer the names and personal details of such employees to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority for legal action. The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority is authorised to impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on the unruly employee and launch an investigation into his/her assets.
A version of this article appears in the print on July 16 2021, of The Himalayan Times.