The District Development Committee (DDC) of Rautahat, central Nepal, lands in soup after the Local Development Officer illegally released NPR 25 million to a private construction company. According to the Ministry of Local Development, the DDC has breached the regulation because the only authorized person to release the budget is the District Technical Office. Similarly, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has accused the employees of District Development Committee of Bajura, west Nepal, for misusing development funds.
22, 25 February
The Kathmandu Post