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Province 2 forming own commission for corruption control

File: Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, Janakpurdham, Province 2

Kathmandu, September 17

The Province 2 government is preparing to form a commission to promote good governance and control corruption. The new commission will be named Good Governance Commission and its functions will be similar to those of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority at the central level.

The commission will be authorised to investigate into activities of the provincial and local government bodies. They can also carry out raids, study audit reports and financial documents and monitor the government offices whenever necessary.

Currently, the provincial government is finalising the bill on the commission.

As proposed in the bill, the commission has to cooperate with the CIAA if the CIAA seeks support to conclude any investigation. If it receives any complaint about the issue that falls in the jurisdiction of the CIAA, the commission should forward files to the CIAA.

As the commission will not have a right to file cases to the court, it has to forward the cases which demand a legal action to the CIAA. For others, it can recommend concerned authorities to take departmental action.

The bill has proposed a three-member committee to recommend officials of the commission. The chief minister will lead the panel that comprises the provincial speaker and the main opposition leader.

 


Published on September 17th, Tuesday, 2019 11:07 AM


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