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CIAA directive against law: Cabinet

KATHMANDU: The cabinet has claimed that the directive of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to stop releasing budget for pet-projects was against existing legal provisions.

The cabinet meeting on Friday morning, claimed that the CIAA stopper on government’s move to allocate budget for people’s participation program through pet funds was illegal.

Earlier the CIAA had warned to take action against the government if it did not withdrew its plan to allocate Rs 1 billion funds to the said project through non-budgetary funds.

The corruption watchdog has claimed that such transfers of funds was against existing laws and termed the move as corruption.

Published Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | 09:53 PM

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