Office of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority. (File Photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued a 22-point directive to the government bodies for scientific and objective budget-making with proper planning and prioritization of projects.
The anti-graft body has urged the Office of the Prime Minister, Finance Ministry, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, and National Planning Commission, among others to ensure transparent, competitive and qualitative public procurement in the course of budget enforcement.
The Financial Affairs and Planning Ministry, and Planning Commission at provincial levels and all 753 local levels have been requested for the implementation of the directive.
They are also asked to furnish information to the commission about the enforcement of the directive.
Project management must be smooth with the guarantee of maximum results. Quality, time, and cost must be consistent with each other.
The Financial Accountability Act and its regulation must be implemented effectively for effective project management.
The CIAA has suggested the government that review multi-year projects that are approved by the Finance but have not come into operation.
A list of such projects can be made public district-wise, and citizen’s concerns over these are addressed.
Also, the government is suggested to set standards for approving project of national pride and strategic projects of high priority.
The duplication and overlapping of projects at the federal, provincial and local levels must end, CIAA reminded, adding that the federal government should not launch small projects.