August 24, Kathmandu. The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has directed its subordinate places of work to not withdraw any quantity from the price range of the present monetary 12 months besides for 3 days’ wage allowance from Thursday.
The Accountant General, in a letter to the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General and State Unit Offices, has requested them to cease the price range launch efficient from Thursday to Saturday.
“In connection with the release of the budget for the financial year 2078/79 by the Government of Nepal, please do not issue any budget other than salary, allowance and pension from Thursday to Saturday,” the letter stated.
The Accountant General has additionally acknowledged that if it isn’t doable to spend as a result of modifications made within the price range throughout this era, the involved officer can be chargeable for the request and launch of funds. Expenditure, together with wage, allowance and pension, which is taken into account a compulsory legal responsibility for present expenditure, can’t be withheld.
Why was the withdrawal stopped?
According to Gyanendra Poudel, spokesperson of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, the federal government is getting ready to introduce a alternative invoice in Parliament by amending the price range ordinance. As a outcome, the Bill has changed a few of the applications within the Ordinance Budget.
Programs modified on this manner can’t be carried out after the price range is handed. Therefore, the price range launched presently is not going to be spent. He stated that in view of the scenario, all withdrawals have been stopped apart from necessary obligations. “There is no other reason to stop the evacuation now,” he stated.
The authorities is getting ready to hold ahead the price range introduced by the earlier authorities via the ordinance via the alternative invoice. Under this, Parliament has been referred to as from Wednesday. However, the invoice couldn’t be launched on Wednesday resulting from obstruction by the principle opposition celebration UML.
The tussle between the federal government and the opposition in Parliament has elevated the confusion relating to the price range. The authorities has stated that the earlier authorities has minimize the price range of some tasks with out making certain the sources. The price range allotted to the unproductive sector is alleged to have been minimize and the allocation has been retained.
The price range for the present monetary 12 months has been introduced from the ordinance to Rs 1.647 billion. Of this, Rs 40.84 billion has been spent within the present account and Rs 2.27 billion within the capital account until Wednesday. Till Wednesday, a complete of three.51 p.c of the price range has been spent.