KATHMANDU, April 14: Telecommunication service providers in Nepal are charging exorbitant tariffs and prices to consumers for mobile and telephone services, according to the audit report of Office of the Auditor General (OAG).
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Confusion over whether or not to initiate investigations into Raj Narayan Pathak, who resigned as a commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority last week, has been cleared with the Office of the Attorney General, the apex legal advisory body to the government, advising the anti-graft watchdog go ahead with such a probe.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Office of the Auditor General (OAG) had tabled unsettled amounts of Rs 130 billion, which 22 different government agencies including ministries failed to account for while spending public money in Fiscal Year 2016/17, to the government in April last year.
KATHMANDU, June 24: Office of the Auditor General is including use of motor vehicles in its performance audit for the current fiscal year for providing an in-depth analysis of the use of motor vehicles by government agencies.
KATHMANDU, April 19: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) did not submit the details of around Rs 10 million spent in travel by two teams led by the then minister Gopal Man Shreshta and then secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha respectively.
KATHMANDU, April 18: It has been revealed that four projects under the Ministry of Agricultural, Land Management and Cooperatives having a combined budget of Rs 18.29 billion spent nearly Rs 2 billion for consultation services.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has said that Bouddhanath Area Development Committee (BADC) used 16.42 kg more gold than the accepted norms for reconstruction of Bouddhanath Stupa.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The Office of the Auditor General has found that 1,692 ropanis of land (1 ropani equals 508.7 square meters) at Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been encroached and registered in the names of private individuals over the last 40 years.
KATHMANDU, April 17: A report published by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) shows that officials at Sajha Prakashan gobbled up Rs 130.3 million by selling books printed by Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC) in the year 2074 BS (2017/18).
KATHMANDU, April 16: The management of offerings made to temples is not transparent and records of their incomes and expenditures are not maintained properly, much like in other public offices in the country that are not playing it by the book, say government auditors.
KATHMANDU, April 13: An audit report prepared by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) shows that the Election Commission (EC) spent millions of rupees from foreign donors without any audit and details of election logistics gifted by neighboring countries were not taken into account in its report submitted to the OAG after holding three sets of elections last year.
KATHMANDU, April 13: Government expenditures not in accordance with procedure is increasing with each passing year, but the amount to be recovered from them and other individuals or parties, who have received taxpayers' money, is going down, an analysis of audit reports of the government spending of past three years, including FY 2016/17, shows.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Clearing the backlog of financial auditing of public enterprises (PEs) was on the top priority of newly appointed Auditor General Tanka Mani Sharma in May last year. Sharma also issued direction to as many as 21 PEs including Citizen Investment Trust and Nepal Tourism Board to clear all the backlog of auditing by mid-August, but the progress has been miserable.
KATHMANDU, April 14: Tablet personal computers (PCs) are different from smartphones. But tax officials have defined tablet PCs as smartphones and given value added tax (VAT) reimbursement to importers. “
KATHMANDU, April 14: The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has said the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) lacks capacity to implement its projects to expedite post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation works.
KATHMANDU, July 5: The Office of Attorney General has unveiled its second five-year strategic plan on Monday with goals of making effective and evidence-based prosecution of government cases and institutional strengthening of attorneys under the office.