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National Vigilance Centre launched online system

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Kathmandu: The online system was launched by National Vigilance Centre (NVC) for submission of property details by public post holders in a manner of conforming to the existing law.

According to a report available by the NVC, the anti-corruption watchdog can easily collect, store, recover and analyze a large volume of data related to property details of public post holders in an accessible format with the help of online system.

In the prescribed format, the employees should be required to be concerned to enter their property details into the system .Once the property details are entered into the prescribed system, the office in-charge approves them following necessary examination and inquiry.

The online system was a shift to paperless system as envisioned by the government. Earlier, the anti-corruption watchdog had issued a public notice requesting all public post holders to submit their property details of fiscal 2018-19 within the stipulated deadline.” – NVC said.

Any person who joins public office within 60 days from the date of joining office and within 60 days from the date of finishing point of each fiscal year should submit the updated statement of property in his/her name or in his/her family members’ name, along with sources prescribed by the government, according to section 50 of the Prevention of Corruption Control Act.

The deadline for submission may prolong maximum for 30 days. It is compulsory to mention the name and surname, post, service/group, level, office and mobile number of the employee while submitting property details. If property details of any employee are not submitted even after extension of the period for 30 days, the NVC will pass on the name and personal details of such employees to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority for legal action.

The NVC warned in its notice that if any employee who fails to submit the statement of property even within the extended deadline, shall be subject to a fine of Rs 5,000 and an investigation into his/her property.

Civil servants should submit their property details through the Department of Civil Personnel Records, Nepali Army personnel should submit the details to Army Record Office, police personnel to Police Record Management Department, school teachers to School Teacher Record Office, and other persons holding public office to the agencies concerned.

Source: THT