The Ministry of Water Supply says it has launched an investigation into alleged reports that Nepal Water Supply Corporation officials embezzled the government’s budget while purchasing pipes.
The Ministry started the investigation upon receiving a complaint that Rs 250 million was embezzled by the Corporation’s officials.
The Ministry has formed a five-member investigation committee under the leadership of its Under Secretary Guna Raj Shrestha. Other members include engineers Dinesh Adhikari and Shekhar Khanal, Account Officer Rajendra Prasad Ghinire and and the Corporation’s Bishnu Subba.
Shrestha says the committee will submits its report to the Ministry within next seven days.
“We have started the investigation process after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority also directed us for the probe and we received complaints about it on a regular basis,” Minister Bina Magar’s personal secretary Dinesh Sagar Bhusal informs.
It has been learned that the Commission also received a complaint claiming the leadership team led by General Manager Bhupendra Prasad embezzled the amount.