Stories Tagged 'Foreign junkets'
Cutting foreign junkets was one of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s first mandates after he took office earlier this year, but since then, more than 5,000 government employees and officials from various ministries have taken foreign trips on taxpayers’ money and the trend continues despite tightened procedures.
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Civil servants continue to defy the government’s instructions to refrain from taking up sponsored foreign trips. More than 5,000 civil servants from various ministries went on foreign junkets last year, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
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Defying the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) explicit order, many ministry officials continue go on foreign junkets funded by taxpayers’ money.
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