KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal Army (NA) has contracted two Chinese companies to construct the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track despite the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC)’s direction to stop the process on suspicion of irregularities, mainly in the second phase construction.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the government to recover the dues from the industries which used electricity supplied through dedicated feeders and trunk lines after Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) failed to take action against them.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The Public Account Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives has directed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to scrap the process initiated to purchase a security printing press.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a directive to the government to halt all the processes related to setting up a security press in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday asked the government to continue with the old standards in cement manufacturing, reversing the ministry's recent move to implement the new rule that allows the manufacturers to produce and sell the construction material in low quality.

DHADING, Aug 14: The Chinese-invested Huaxin Cement, whose plant is under construction in Dhading district, is facing controversy over land, following an order by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to cancel its land lease agreement with Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality.

RUPANDEHI, Feb 8: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Province 5 has come to the conclusion that there were irregularities in the purchase of vehicles by the provincial assembly and the provincial government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday endorsed with some corrections the report of the subcommittee is formed to probe irregularities in the procurement of two wide-body jet aircraft for the national airline.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 11: It has already been three weeks since the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) started investigation into the controversial purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). However, but it has not even formed a sub-committee yet to take it forward, which is the standard practice to deal with any serious financial matter.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday directed the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) to investigate the alleged ‘misuse’ of fund in the procurement of wide body aircraft and submit a report about it within a week.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament has formed a sub-committee to look into the recent rise in prices of daily consumer goods, including sugar, on the eve of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 10: With the parliamentary regulations now in hand, work has started on the formation of the 10 committees under the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, September 11: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament is said to be preparing to grill Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha for his disinterest in taking any action against corruption-accused chairman and general manager (GM) of Sajha Prakashan, Dolindra Prasad Sharma.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal has said he has not yet officially received information about the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) conclusion that there had been massive irregularities in the land procurement process at Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Friday's meeting of  parliament's State Affairs Committee, which was scheduled to forward the stalled election-related bills after dropping some controversial amendment proposals that would allow corruption-convicted individuals to contest elections, could not make any headway after some Nepali Congress lawmakers sought more  time to discuss the amendment proposals.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is going to organize public hearing focusing on the chronic problem that has marred the Gautam Buddha Regional International Airport project.

KATHMANDU, August 9: The parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has started a probe against the national flag carrier's decision to buy two wide-body jets.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the Commission for  Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to conduct detailed investigations and take action against those involved in the controversial land procurement deal by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, August 4: The meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the legislature-parliament held today in the capital  city has  made a decision to recommend legal action against the Managing Director of the state-owned  Nepal Oil Corporation(NOC) for his alleged involvement in corruption .

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Legislature-Parliament has started investigating the alleged irregularities in Sajha Prakashan. Following a series of news reports on the irregularities taking place in Sajha Prakashan in Republica and Nagarik dailies, the parliamentary panel has summoned the Sajha Prakashan officials concerned for discussions on Friday, according to PAC officials. “We have called education secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha and Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairperson and general manager (GM)of Sajha Prakashan tomorrow,” said Ram Hari Khatiwada, a member of PAC. “I wonder what the ministries are doing by not taking action against the corrupt people!” he said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament has directed the government to scrap the decision of the contract award of solar project of 25 megawatts to a Chinese company, citing the decision was against procurement law.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Public Account Committee (PAC) under the Legislature-Parliament has, expressing its concerns over the government decision to give tax exemption in the name of Tax Settlement Commission, decided to probe the matter.

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KATHMANDU, March 17: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament on Tuesday decided to summon Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal for questioning in connection to the cabinet's decision to recover capital gains tax (CGT) from TeliaSonera.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Two days after the cabinet took a decision to recover capital gains tax (CGT) on sale of shares in Ncell from Swedish telecommunication firm TeliaSonera, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament on Friday summoned Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi to inquire why such a decision was taken.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has decided to ask the government to furnish it progress report on recovering capital gains tax (CGT) from Ncell.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the government to start work to construct Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway immediately, setting a target of completing the project within five years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Public Account Committee in the Parliament directed the government to start working on the Kathmandu-Trarai Fast Track Project so as to finish it in less than 5 years time.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 15: Following complaints of financial irregularities in various NGOs and INGOs involved in post-earthquake reconstruction works in Sindhupalchowk, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament has started an investigation into the matter.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has issued a directive in the name of the government to carry out the contract bidding of the remaining programs of the current fiscal year within February.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Breaking with the parliamentary practice of entrusting the post of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson to the opposition party, the committee elected the chairman from the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) on Monday.

Dor Prasad Upadhyay elected PAC chair

January 30, 2017 13:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) got its chairman nearly after seven months on Monday through voting.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to get its chairman nearly after six months on Monday through voting.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday directed the government to restrict Ncell from  introducing its 4G wireless internet service without first clearing the capital gains tax (CGT) on a share transaction  worth Rs 143 billion.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Election of the parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson scheduled for Wednesday was canceled at the last hour following a dispute between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) over divvying up the chairperson positions of various 14 parliamentary committees.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Speaker Onsari Gharti has initiated the process to elect heads of two parliamentary committees within a week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The members on the Public Account Committee (PAC) of the Legislature-Parliament are to draw the attention of the Speaker towards the need of appointing Committee President at the earliest.

Sharma quits PAC chairmanship

August 12, 2016 20:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature-Parliament, Janardan Sharma, who is considered as a front-runner to become a minister in the new government, resigned from his post on Friday. He announced his resignation during a meeting of the committee held at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament on Friday launched investigation into a decision to award the contract to build Solu Corridor Transmission Line Project, directing all concerned to stop project's work until further notice.