EC bars ex-MPs from spending CDF money

October 30, 2017 02:45 AM Republica


KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Election Commission (EC) has barred former members of parliament from spending funds from the state coffers allotted in the name of the Constituency Development Found (CDF). An estimated Rs 10 billion is said to be released for MP's projects. 

A meeting of the EC held on Sunday instructed the government not to release the funds allocated for the CDF and asked the former MPs to stop it, citing that the nod to spend the money would be a violation of the election code of conduct. The EC has also directed CDOs to submit their reports by Monday based on the monitoring of these ongoing programs.

The EC has informed that the infrastructural development program and constituency development program were automatically dissolved with the end of the tenure of the former MPs.

Likewise, the EC has directed 77 District Treasury Controller Office (DTCO) and District Coordination Committees to suspend such projects that are currently underway in respective districts.

The EC has ordered the concerned CDOs to send the report by Monday assuring that such projects and their funds under the recommendation of the outgoing lawmakers are suspended.

29: The Election Commission has barred outgoing lawmakers from using fund from national coffer in the name of infrastructural development program and development of constituency.

The meeting of the EC held on Sunday issued instructional directives to stop the misuse of constituency development fund citing it as violation of the election code of conduct. The EC has also directed CDOs to submit report by Monday based on the monitoring of ongoing these programs.

The EC has informed that the infrastructural development program and constituency development program are automatically dissolved following the term-end of the MPs.

Likewise, the EC has directed 77 District Treasury Controller Office (DTCO) and District Coordination Committee to suspend such projects that are currently into operation in respective districts.

The EC has ordered the concerned CDOs to send the report by Monday assuring that such projects and their funds under the recommendation of the outgoing lawmakers are suspended.

The outgoing lawmakers have to withdraw Rs 10 billion funds from national treasure in the name of infrastructural development program and development of constituency before their terms ended.

 

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