Karnali Province bats for good and transparent governance

Published On: June 30, 2018 02:01 PM NPT

SURKHET, June 30: The government of Karnali Province has decided not to provide allowances to government officials for programs it organizes, according to spokesperson of the provincial government and Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bimala KC, said. 

The provincial government has also barred members of the provincial Council of Ministers not to accept allowances from international agencies after their participation in any programs after its meeting today. 

The meeting also decided that every provincial government ministry of Karnali Province must publish their expenditure details every trimester within three days of the end of last month. 

The Council of Ministers also decided that the provincial government ministers would have to take the approval of the Chief Minister before making any visit outside of the districts, including those during emergency works. 

The government has also decided to use as government’s hall for government’s programs and strictly enforce the public expenditure standard guideline to make government expenditure transparent while observing austerity. 

The meeting decided to provide Rs 100,000 to international athlete Hari Rokaya of Jumla for his medical treatment and as an honor and to give approval in principle to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law for formulating the Order for the Constitution of the High-level Karnali Province Flood and Landslide Problem Resolution Committee, 2075. 

Meanwhile, clause-wise discussions on the "Appropriation Bill 2075" brought by the Karnali Province government continue in the provincial assembly. 

The discussions started from Thursday pertaining to the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Province Assembly Secretariat and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law, concluded on Friday. 

The province assembly meeting today And tomorrow is slated to discuss on the budget allocated under the Appropriation Bill to the Office of the Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment and the Office of the Chief Attorney, Officiating Secretary at the Province Assembly Laxman Sharma said. 

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