This is the question people ask when the country’s anti-corruption watchdog fails on its duty to control corruption. They ask this when they see that the highest anti-graft body is being selective in its prosecution, sparing those with nexus to power centers, and witch-hunting those with minor cases of bribery. This is the question people ask when the corruption cases peak and yet the proven and suspected corrupt walk freely, when their corruption related deeds are not even investigated. We ask this question in this space with the hope and expectation that the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) lives up to its mandate, and that it emerges active and strong to combat corruption which is rampant from the center to the periphery.
Capacity determines credibility. In the case of government, credibility depends on its governing capacity, which is determined by its ability to better engage and serve citizens while being more efficient and accountable. According to experts of public policy and administration, there are four critical components of the governing capacity of a state.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interlocutory stay order in favor of businessman Ajaya Raj Sumargi, allowing him to use Rs 2 billion which was transferred from a foreign bank and subsequently frozen by Nepal Rastra Bank.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Election experts have said that a series of compromises made by the Election Commission (EC) over enforcement of the election code of conduct has raised a question mark over the credibility of the constitutional election body.