KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Eighteen Nepali government officials joined a training program on ‘Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism’ at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Bengaluru, India on Monday.
This is a special tailor-made course designed at the request of the Government of Nepal for a total of 60 officers, according to a press release issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
"It is an example of the Government of India’s commitment to enhance the capacities of various agencies of the Government of Nepal. The course is fully supported by the Government of India under the Ministry of External Affairs’ Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme," the embassy stated in the press release.
The embassy expressed the hope that the training will enhance the capabilities of participating officers to effectively deal with the matters pertaining to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
This is the second group of Nepali government employees receiving this type of training program in India. The first group of 20 Nepali officers had successfully completed their 6-day-long training module in August this year.
The third batch of 21 Nepali officers will undergo similar training in December this year, according to the embassy. The NACIN is a premier training institute of Government of India in the field of financial investigations and anti-money laundering matters with state-of-the-art learning facilities.
It is an accredited Regional Training Centre of World Customs Organization for the Asia/Pacific Region and also works in collaboration with other international organizations like UNEP, UNODC, SASEC, etc.