PM urges for scrutinizing govt stand against corruption
December 9, 2018 03:45 PM NPT
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KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on civil society to minutely observe the government's resolution against corruption.
Receiving a memorandum submitted on behalf of the United Civil Society against Corruption seeking the full implementation of the government’s zero-tolerance policy against corruption at the Singha Durbar-based Prime Minister's office, PM Oli reiterated the commitments against corruption from the individual and official levels.
"The resolution against corruption would be enforced to a full degree," he assured of future actions capable for improving the status of Nepal in Transparency International's annual report on corruption perceptions index and also hoped for support and cooperation from civil society and media towards that end.
The latest TI report has put Nepal in the 122nd of corruption rank among 180 countries and political and administrative causes are majorly blamed for it.
CIAA former chief Surya Nath Upadhyay, former Chief Election Commissioner Surya Prasad Shrestha; former Chief Secretary Damodar Gautam and activist Kedar Khadka reached the Singha Durbar to meet with the PM with the memorandum.