EC directs governments not to implement new program


August 21, 2022


EC directs governments not to implement new program

Building of Election Commission of Nepal, Kantipath in Kathmandu/File Photo

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the federal, provincial and local governments not to implement Election Constituency Infrastructure Development Program or similar nature plan and any new program that had not been stipulated in the budget.

The EC issued the directive to all three tiers of the government not to execute such programs since the implementation of new programs that were not stipulated in the plan and budget would influence voters and affect election integrity.

EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel shared that directive was issued to the governments not to operate and implement any new program and project apart from disaster risk reduction related activities, humanitarian support and necessary actions required for preventing a health-related pandemic.