Govt prepares dedicated law to control conflict of interest

File: Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan
File: Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan

Kathmandu, January 31

The government is preparing to enact a special law dedicated to controlling conflict of interest, announces the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

Law Minister Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan recently assigned the Nepal Law Commission to prepare a concept note and a draft bill to address the problem that is reportedly rampant in all sectors of governance in the country.

“Nepal had made a commitment to make a law to discourage conflict of interest along with other commitments about corruption control,” the ministry spokesperson Phanindra Gautam says, “For that, we have directed the law commission.”

Whereas some laws have provisions about controlling conflict of interest in particular fields, there has been a lack of a dedicated law that specifically addresses the issue. Now, with the introduction of the new law, the government wants to bridge the gap.

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