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CIAA receives 24,048 abuse of Authority complaints

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) received the largest number of complaints in its history of 29 years in the fiscal year 2018/2019. The CIAA received a total of 24,048 complaints and finalised 15,611 cases in the fiscal year 2075\76 BS (2018/2019).

Likewise, the CIAA filed 351 cases of corruption in Special Court and it got victory in 88.5 percent cases in this fiscal year whereas the CIAA had filed only 194 cases and had got success in only 67.82 percent cases in fiscal year 2074\075, said CIAA at a press conference.

Out of 351 cases filed in the court this year, 147 cases were related to corruption, 89 cases were related to fake academic documents, 37 were on destruction of public property, 12 property earned illegally, 33 were illegal benefit earning and nine were revenue leakage and 24 were others.

The CIAA claimed fine from Rs.1,500 to Rs. 2,161,735,793 in the cases of corruption. The CIAA claimed highest fine in the case of Sikta Irrigation Project.

Pradeep Kumar Koirala, spokesperson of the CIAA said that the CIAA arrested 200 persons red hand in 142 actions in a year. Out of 200 persons arrested red hand, 161 were government officials, seven were elected representatives and 32 were brokers. Highest number of first class non-gazette officers were arrested in red hand in comparison of other officials. The number of first class non-gazette officer arrested red hand stands at 47 and two special class officials were also arrested red hand.

Out of 142 red hand arrest cases, 27 cases were related to home administration, 22 cases related to land management and 11 related to forest environment.

Meanwhile, the CIAA has investigated 28 corruption cases of more than Rs 10 million in each case.

Speaking at the meet, Koirala said for the effective control of corruption, the CIAA had conducted community education programme, interaction programme with concerned groups, and formation of citizen surveillance organisations against corruption.

Likewise, the CIAA informed that the CIAA has developed a mobile application to make it for citizens to register complaints get information about complaints.

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