KATHMANDU, July 17: The Election Commission (EC) has said it has so far spent Rs 6.3 billion under the heading of the local-level elections.
The government had allocated Rs 10.28 billion to the EC for holding the local-level election.
The amount left unspent (around Rs 3 billion) in the last (2073-74 BS) fiscal year in the election was sent back to the government, EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said.
The EC has released Rs 3.52 billion to the Offices of Chief Election Officers and the Election Officers and Rs 1.31 billion to the regional and district election offices.
Likewise, the regional and district administration offices receive Rs 7.67 million and Rs 26 million was allocated to the Home Ministry.
Likewise, the EC itself spent Rs 1. 55 billion under the heading of the local-level election. Such budget was spent for the printing of ballot papers from the center, purchase of ballot boxes, printing of voters' identity cards, implementation of the voter's education classes, employees allowance, training, and transportation.
The government of India provided some vehicles for the purpose of election while China assisted various 11 sorts of election materials for the local-level elections. RSS