Public Account Committee to probe misuse of wide-body aircraft procurement

Published On: September 27, 2018 01:11 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Public Account Committee of the Parliament has said that it will probe into the alleged misappropriation in the procurement of the wide body aircraft.

Lawmakers in the Public Account Committee meeting held in Singha Durbar on Thursday suggested initiating talks with the concerned officials on the embezzlement issue incurred while procuring airbus.

The Committee's decision has come in response to the demands by lawmakers in this regard in the committee's meeting today.

They also demanded that the concerned authority should recover the dues as pointed out in the report of the Office of Auditor General related to the unpaid arrears.

Parliament’s Account Committee Chairman Bharat Kumar Shah said it would hold talks with the representatives with the Office of the Auditor General on the arrears and misappropriation of the wide-body aircraft procurement.

In the meeting, Hridayesh Tripathi, Birodh Khatiwada, Rajendra Kumar KC, Prem Bahadur Ale, Pushpa Kumari Karna Kayastha, Dharmashila Chapagain among others expressed concerns on the misappropriation, arrears clearance related to the wide-body aircraft procurement including fast-track construction.


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