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Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to dis...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Budget spending at the last hours: A question of efficiency for Nepali Government

As reported by the himalayan times this year the nepal government spent Rs 218.85 billion in the last month of fiscal year 2016-17, that is from mid-June to mid-July. The government spending was Rs 604.64 billion in the first 11 months of the fiscal, which rose to Rs 823.49 billion by the year-end. In between the 10th and 11th month, government spending rose by a whopping Rs 94 billion.The government’s development expenditure increased by two-fold in the last two months. Spending under development budget heading was Rs 90.24 billion by the end of the 10th month of the fiscal. Expenditure went up to Rs 120.1 billion by the end of the 11th month and surged to Rs 204.31 billion by the end of the fiscal year.

Every year the fiscal year of Nepal starts from Sharwan to Ashadh ( July to June) which is in the midst of the rainy season. Every year at the last hour millions of the budgeted amount is poured in various development projects blindly just for the sake of the budget being freeze or lapsed.
The money which should have been used for efficient  management of development work  always lack proper utilization and management in view of last hour. Whether you call it the lack of efficiency or lack of bureaucracy leadership and vision  the development works are forced in view of few months where every things is done.

It is really sad that how the public hard earned tax money is spent in view of the work. Public governance is zero at ground level where political leaders work for the political mandate,  bureaucracy work for their job performance only.  

Sad reality the money which should be spent efficiently and effectively is spent just for the sake of spending which highlights corruption and many other externalities.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bidhya Devi Bhandari Car scandal

The presidential’s office has proposed for a budget of 160 million to the Nepal government for buying a bullet proof car for the president. It is very sad that in a country with a total population of 30 million and  which has been listed in the least developed country, the office of the president demands the need of a such huge amount of money just for the transportation vehicle. Moreover, if you look at her career or history you would not find any kind of threats or any security issue that she needs such a vehicle.
The Nepal Government has already agreed to provide Rs 40 million for the purpose, the President's office last week proposed  the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to arrange an additional Rs 120 million budget to buy the car of President Bhandari's taste.

According to Republica Daily , " The estimated cost is based on the initial price assessment report prepared by Nepal Army (NA) which has been asked to procure the vehicles. NA reportedly came with the proposal after holding preliminary talks with some car manufacturers."

Just imagine how many schools can be renovated or how many schools can be built in the remote and rural areas. It is not her money its people hard earned tax money which needs proper accountability and transparency .

The Political culture of Nepal has degraded in the luxury where political leaders are more concerned about their facilities and services  than the benefit of the public. It is a very well seen culture that every time a new minister is changed or reinstated, they want a new car and services.

The bottoms line is they do politics in the name of social service where as they use the power and position for their own service  and facility. Ego, corruption, favoritism and Nepotism has become a culture of the system.

What a shame ?

Please do not call yourself  the head of the state call yourself the tax payers money termites

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