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PM-led body sought to regulate I/NGOs

TIKA R PRADHAN, Jun 23 Kathmandu
Non-government organisations and international NGOs have proposed that the government form an autonomous and powerful Social Develop-ment Council (SDC) led by the prime minister to replace the Social Welfare Council.The suggestion comes at a time when the government is preparing to pass a stringent National Integrity Policy aimed at reining in I/NGOs operating in Nepal.In a written suggestion submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office after discussing the proposed Integrity Policy, the Association of Non-governmental Organisations in Nepal (AIN) and the NGO Federation of Nepal have urged the government to form an autonomous SDC to regulate the I/NGO sector.
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