Kathmandu, Sept 3: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the culprits of corruption should be punished no matter who they are.
Giving directives to Chairperson and member-secretary of University Grants Commission, Vice-chancellors of different universities and academies at his residence on Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Koirala said that the case of financial irregularities and corruption in academic institution like a university was very painful.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Koirala told the academicians that none can protect the individuals found indulging in financial irregularities and corruption.
Saying that he has given clear directive to the ministers against corruption and irregularities, Prime Minister Koirala said, “Don’t come to me to protect the corruption accused. I am not here to remain at the helm of post by any means.”
The Prime Minister also said that it was necessary to encourage the better performers as the cases of irregularities in the academic sector were disappointing to one and all.
He asked the professors to work for the interests of country, people and institutions by being professional instead of working as per the directive of the political parties.
Prime Minister Koirala further said that the responsibility given by the time could be met through mutual support. “The present responsibility can be fulfilled from support of all. Nepal will get an opening soon,” Koirala said.