Arrears exceed Rs 5 trillion; 13 ministries have over Rs 1 billion
Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: Total arrears of the government institutions and public enterprises have reached around Rs 5.008 trillion in the fiscal year 2017-18.
In the annual audit report submitted to President Bidya Devi Bhandari by the Office of Auditor General today, the ministries and government agencies have the arrears amounting to Rs 94.81 billion.
Towards local level, earlier 3,374 local bodies and 738 out of constitutionally-established 744 local government units are with the arrears of Rs 1.8 trillion according to the new audit report.
The OAG informed that no documents of six local governments of Mahottari have been received in course of the audit works.
The report stated that the arrears of public agencies, earlier District Development Committee and other committees have been assessed to be Rs 27.54 trillion.
Ministries having arrears of billion rupees
According to the 55th annual audit report, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has the arrears of Rs 11.36 billion.
Likewise, Ministry of Urban Development has the arrears of Rs 5.12 billion while the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has Rs 5.75 billion and Defense Ministry has Rs 6.59 billion.
Likewise, Health Ministry is with the arrears amounting to Rs 2.64 billion, Ministry of Culture and Civil Aviation has Rs 6.59 billion, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management has Rs 2.12 billion, Ministry of Irrigation has Rs 2.31 billion and Education Ministry has Rs 10.79 billion.
Similarly, the Home Ministry has the arrear amount of Rs 2.31 billion and Ministry of Agriculture Development Rs 2.14 billion.
However, Office of the Vice-President, Office of Auditor General and Secretariat of Judicial Council have no arrears this year, according to the report.
Published Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 | 10:16 PM