Ramechhap projects lack effective monitoring

Ramechhap, July 18

Despite the District Development Committee’s policy to not release the budget allocated for any project before its inspection, the policy has not been followed in Ramechhap, and various development projects are run without monitoring in almost all VDCs of the district.

VDC secretaries in the district have been releasing budget without proper monitoring of the project.

Locals said that although the consumers’ committee was given the role of a monitoring committee officially, they haven’t been monitoring the projects. The DDC said that problems occurred because the agreement for the projects was signed when the fiscal was almost at its end.

DDC Officer Dipak Subedi said that development works would go as per the public’s wish, if the projects were monitored on time. “Monitoring has been ineffective due to delay in the contracting process,” he said.

Some leaders, who were deployed for the monitoring earlier, said that the DDC has directed them to monitor all projects within two days. “The monitoring team cannot carry out works effectively with such a time crunch,” they said.