Doti, Feb 16: Against the general assumption that the local levels equipped with people’s representatives work for people and build good governance, the number of complaints on corruption and irregularities registered at Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has increased in the far west of the country.
The complaints in the past were related more on education sector, the complaints this time have increased against people’s representatives and employees at local levels. As per the data maintained by CIAA, the far west province that is made up of nine districts witnessed 350 complaints in the six months of the current fiscal year, among which 34 per cent are related to local levels. Kailaki district had 28- maximum complaints, followed by Kanchanpur with 19.
Similarly, the complaints from Darchula are 15, from Achham 13, from Bajhang 12, from Baitadi 10, from Dadeldhura and Doti 7 each, and Bajura 2. Information Officer at CIAA, Rajan Nepal informed that the people’s representatives, while forming the consumers’ committees, included their relatives, gave employments to relatives illegally and purchased various unnecessary things. Last year, there were only 588 complaints from this province. (RSS)