Lawmakers, civil servants found on wrong side of the law

  • Property details
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 14, 2016-

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has instructed the government to penalise 24,376 civil servants including 55 lawmakers—both sitting and former—for not furnishing property details.

CIAA Spokesperson Krishna Hari Pushkar informed that 22,860 civil servants were booked for failing to submit property details and 1,516 for not submitting property details on time.

A CIAA board meeting on Wednesday decided, based on the recommendation of the National Vigilance Centre (NVC), to penalise the public servants for flouting the law.

The Corruption Prevention Act-2002 requires persons holding public posts to make reveal their property details.  The law authorises the anti-graft body to fine an official Rs5,000 if s/he fails to submit the details on time.

According to the NVC, a total of 2,388 Army officials were found to have failed to submit their property details while 149 police officials, 6,741 civil servants, 69 professors and 1,142 local development officials had not made their property public. Former ministers Ram Sharan Mahat, Radha Gyawali and Neelam KC are also among those who have been asked to pay fine for flouting the law.

Facing fine

- 2,388: Army officials

- 149: Police officials

- 6,741: Civil servants

- 69: Professors

- 1,142: Local development officials

- Former Minister Ram Sharan Mahat

- Former ministers Radha Gyawali and Neelam KC for failing to meet deadline

Published: 14-01-2016 08:57

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