KATHMANDU, April 4: After International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs) working in Nepal snubbed a call for financial contributions to its COVID-19 pandemic response fund, the government has decided to allow them to distribute relief materials or medical equipment directly-- a move that goes against its own earlier decision.
KATHMANDU, July 30: A group of international rights bodies on Monday called Nepal government to suspend the current process and initiate a consultative and transparent process for the appointment of commissioners at the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies - Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP).
A high-level commission has recommended that the federal government oversee the activities of INGOs and all three tiers of government—federal, provincial and local—register and monitor NGOs operating in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Prime Minister KP Oli has come down heavily on some diplomatic missions and international and national non-governmental organizations for showing unwarranted interest in the formulation of new policies in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 11: At a time when there are concerns from various quarters that the government is bent on curbing civil liberties and controlling domestic and international non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs), Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that the government has no intention of curbing or discouraging participation of various stakeholders including civil society organizations in development efforts.
POKHARA, June 18: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lalbabu Pandit has said that his ministry has prohibited retired civil servants from serving at NGOs and INGOs within two years of their retirement, claiming that secret information is often leaked in this process.
KATHMANDU, June 15: Taking strong exception to the reaction of a section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others over the government's proposed integrity policy, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that organizations that function in a transparent manner need not worry about measures to regulate the NGOs and INGOs.
KATMANDU, APRIL 14: Tightening the screws on international non-governmental organizations and foreigners, the government has proposed a special mechanism under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to exercise oversight on their activities. It has also proposed entrusting responsibility for such oversight to the security agencies, including the Nepal Army, requiring them to keep close tabs on international development organizations and foreigners working in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has launched an online monitoring information system to keep track of activities of international non-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs) involved in the reconstruction and rehabilitation in all districts affected by the 2015 earthquakes.
GORKHA, July 31: The pace of work of the NGOs and INGOs working for reconstruction in Gorkha district, the epicenter of the 2015 earthquakes, is even slower than that of the government, it has been observed.
KATHMANDU, July 17: Over Rs 23 billion was spent through various INGOs in the 22 tarai districts of the country during fiscal year 2016/017, it is learnt. A total of 74 INGOs had channelled Rs 23.85 billion through 745 projects in the tarai, which includes the country’s southern plans from Jhapa district in the east to Kanchanpur in the west.
GORKHA, April 7: The District Administration Office (DAO), Gorkha, has urged I/NGOs working in the district for post-earthquake reconstruction to pause their work until the local elections were held.
In a meeting organized by DAO, Jitendra Basnet, chief district officer (CDO), Gorkha informed the chiefs of various organizations not to do anything which obstructs the local level elections.
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, Jan 26: Various international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and local NGOs involved in the reconstruction of health posts and other health institutions in the earthquake-affected districts are found constructing such structures without having their building designs approved from the government authorities. They have flouted the reconstruction guidelines even as the government has made it mandatory to have building designs approved prior to starting any kind of construction.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: It has been found that various donor agencies and International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) have been ‘influencing’ the lawmaking process in parliament through their direct funding to various committees of the legislature parliament.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Various INGOs have informed the government in writing about their inability to provide Rs. 300,000 housing grants to earthquake victims, saying they have been facing difficulties arranging the necessary resources for that.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Majority of international non-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs) involved in the reconstruction and rehabilitation work do not submit their monthly progress report to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), according to the authority.
GORKHA, Aug 30: Save the Children, too, seems to be in no hurry. It has been five months since the organization signed an agreement with the government for constructing the building of Antar Jyoti Higher Secondary School of Takukot VDC. But the construct has not begun so far.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: National Information Commission (NIC) has asked all I/NGOs to respect the Right to Information (RTI) Act and disseminate information related to their activities to the general public on a regular basis to ensure transparency and accountability.
KATHMANDU, July 29: The International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) – which have reached many parts of the country to help Nepal Government in its stride for development – are yet to reach Manang district.