Rs 2.64b in unsettled accounts at Health ministry

Published On: April 23, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 23: A report of the Office of Auditor General (OAG) has shown that unsettled accounts at the Ministry of Health amount to Rs 2.64 billion in the fiscal year 2017/18.

The preliminary report of the OAG showed that Rs 2.69 billion was unaudited at the ministry. After the preliminary report was provided to the MoH, the ministry recovered Rs 48.9 million. The Ministry of Health has a total of Rs 2.64 billion in unsettled accounts now, according to the OAG report. Out of the unaudited budget, Rs 1.19 billion had been issued as advance budget.

The OAG also audited the budget of 124 organized institutions, committees and other organizations under the ministry. After the preliminary report was forwarded to these organizations, the 14 organizations recovered Rs 64.6 million. Now the amount in unsettled accounts in these organizations has come down to Rs 3.70 billion, says the OAG report. Of the unaudited amount, the advance amount released to different departments and individuals was Rs 2.32 billion.

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