Nepal improved its global corruption index in 2017, jumping to 122nd spot from 131, but it continues to trail behind many South Asian countries in the rankings led by 26th-ranked Bhutan, according to Corruption Perception Index-2017.
As the Auditor General’s Office (OAG) starts auditing financial transactions of local governments for the first time, most of the federal units are found not to be complying with standard accounting practices in their dealings.
The Election Commission on Friday announced the Proportional Representation seats won by the parties in the House of Representatives more than two months since the federal and provincial elections were held.
The Finance Ministry ‘cites lack of resources’ for its inability to fund local governments’ purchase of 850 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) requested by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and the Local Development (MoFALD).
The presidential election could be held in the third week of March with the Election Commission (EC) targeting to submit the President the results of the House of Representatives elections by February 17.