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Nepal's anti-graft body fines 35,000 state employees

2013-12-31 19:46:40  来源: 【返回列表】

KATHMANDU, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's anti-graft body on Monday ordered 35,000 government staffs to pay a cash penalty worth 5,000 Nepalese currency (52 U.S. dollars) each for not submitting their property details, officials said.

     So as to make sure that the bureaucrats are not making money by foul means, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) requires government staffs to make their property details public within 60 days of joining the service and within 60 days of the expiry of the fiscal year annually.

     "We have decided to penalize the officials for their negligence to furnish their property details," Shreedhar Sapkota, spokesperson at CIAA told Xinhua by phone. He said the penalized officials range from lower level to first class gazette officer including two ambassadors.

     "I have asked the secretaries of all ministries to collect the penalty amount from the staffs under their agency within 30 days from now," Sapkota said adding, the CIAA has also directed the ministries to get the details of property within the same period.

     "Those government staffs still giving cold shoulder will be brought under CIAA's scanner and their property will be thoroughly inspected," an official at the CIAA told Xinhua preferring anonymity.

     Nepal, according to several international studies, is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Despite repeated attempts from Nepal's anti-graft bodies and civil rights activists, it has been really tough for the government to check the haphazard corruption.