KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Election Commission (EC) has published the election operation cost of Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives held in two phases on November 26 and December 7.
The government had provided 10 Billion Rupees to EC for completing the two-phase elections. Three hundred million Rupees had transferred as capital expenditure and remaining 9.7 billion Rupees had released for elections.
5,622,147, 299 (57.96 %) budget had been spent up to December 7, EC informed. The budget released for the 77 districts is Rs. 4,861,468,608 (50.12 %) and the budget spend from EC is Rs. 76,678,691 (7.84%), EC published.
Over Rs 4.07 billion remains unspent at the election body. EC officials said some payments are yet to be made. The remaining money will be mobilized to hold elections to the National Assembly and elections of the president and vice-president.
EC had deployed more than 215 thousand manpower and more than 64 types of election materials were used for the election of Provincial and House of Representatives. Out of 165 Polling stations in 77 districts, the Office of Chief Election Officer had established and in 88 polling stations, the Office of Election Officer had established.