Away with CIDP

December 19, 2019 08:26 am

The Constituency Infrastructure Development Program (CIDP) has remained a controversial matter ever since it was started during the transitional politics. Its efficacy and transparency have always been under question. There have always been the reports of the elected leaders, who decide where they can spend the fund and how, misusing the state funds for the projects which they launch basically to fulfill the needs, also to warm the pockets, of their cadres instead of serving the needs of larger public.

The true worth of a picture

October 26, 2019 00:30 am

Who will speak for this country and boost its image internationally? Who will stand for accountability, transparency and democracy?

LAHAN, June 26: People who had expected rapid development and significant growth in their villages post-federalism are disappointed by the elected local representatives' non-transparent behavior.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Representatives from various sectors of the society including politicians, media persons and experts working in the field of governance have stressed on the need of making the government bodies more transparent and accountable.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A study conducted by Transparency International, Nepal has concluded that the government and the National Reconstruction Authority failed to complete post-earthquake reconstruction works as expected.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Tribhuvan University has begun using an arrears management software system in a bid to maintain financial transparency.

KARNATAKA, May 19: The Supreme Court said secretary of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will record the proceedings of the House, which will see newly sworn-in Chief Minister Yeddyurappa of the BJP taking a court-ordered floor test.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has raised questions over transparency in the foreign aid funds for post-earthquake reconstruction being spent through INGOs handpicked by some donor agencies.

RAUTAHAT, March 28: Citing “irregularities” in the development activities conducted by the local government, locals of Gadhimai Municipality have padlocked the municipal office demanding transparency.

RAUTAHAT, March 29: Citing “irregularities” in the development activities conducted by the local government, locals of Gadhimai Municipality have padlocked the municipal office demanding transparency.

KATHMANDU, March 21: An international observation group has accused Nepal's Election Commission (EC) of not maintaining transparency while conducting three sets of crucial elections last year.

Exercise transparency

March 21, 2018 02:00 am

Property details of judges

KATHMANDU, March 20: EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has accused the Election Commission of lacking transparency and failing to publish critical information on polling center turnout and invalid votes.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal has ranked at the 43rd position in Open Budget Index 2017, out of 115 countries covered in an assessment carried out by International Budget Partnership (IBP). Nepal scored 52 out of 100, showing that the country’s budget transparency is insufficient and limited information is available.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Transparency International Nepal (TI-N) has called on the government to issue a white paper on the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) land procurement scam without further delay.  It has also demanded that the government carry out an investigation into the case and punish the guilty.

LALITPUR, August 19: Chief Justice (CJ) Gopal Parajuli has said that government bodies should make information more accessible to the citizen as it is the 'heartbeat of democracy'.

Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, and its chapter in Nepal have issued a press release on the Nepal government to end the hunger strike of Dr. Govinda KC, the 2015 winner of Transparency International Nepal’s National Integrity Award.  They have insisted the government approve the Medical Education Bill, which was drafted with the help of Dr. KC.

Dharan is considered a unique town due to its cultural, social and geographical features. In the recently concluded second phase of the local level elections, Tara Subba, CPM-UML candidate garnered maximum votes and was elected as the mayor of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, February 2: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has summoned representatives of the various NGOs and INGOs in its office in the capital on Wednesday and asked them to adhere to maintain the transparency and accountability when it comes to assisting in post-quake reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Transparent public procurement will encourage its use among key stakeholders for increasing fairness, integrity and effectiveness of the procurement system in the country, according to experts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Presence of corruption, lack of transparency and accountability has led to low integrity levels in the hydropower sector in Nepal, according to Transparency International Nepal (TIN).

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nepali Congress leader, Prakashman Singh, today said the Congress District Treasurers' First National Conference has contributed significantly in bringing about financial transparency in the party.