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MDMS procurement: Charge sheet filed against 20, including two former chairs at NTA



Former NTA Chairman Purushottam Khanal (file photo)

Kathmandu, March 28: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case against various employees of the Nepal Telecommunication Authority, including its former chairpersons Digambar Jha and Purushottam Prasad Khanal.

The anti-graft constitutional body filed the case against them at the special court after finding irregularities in the procurement of mobile management system’s consulting service.

The commission has filed a claim of Rs 919.8 million against then chairs Jha and Khanal, senior director Anandraj Khanal, deputy director Meen Prasad Aryal, assistant director Vinod Chandra Shrestha, director Dipesh Acharya, deputy director Surendra Lal Hada, deputy director Surya Prasad Lamichhane, deputy director Achyutanand Mishra, assistant directors Revatiram Panth, Sandeep Adhikari, Vijaykumar Rai Yadav, Pratiksha Paudel and Neerajan Koirala.

The commission has also demanded that an additional amount of Rs 232 million 59 thousand be recovered from them as per the exchange rate of US dollar.

Likewise, similar claims have been made against employees of Newmera Eden BHD Malaysia, Kabindra Raj Malla, Director of Namaste Global Common PTE Singapore, among others.

The procurement of mobile management system was found malicious intention without the basis of confirmation.

According to the Commission, it has been found that the work was done without estimating the cost and accepting the bid by showing unnaturally high operational costs. Spokesperson of the Commission Narahari Ghimire said a case has been filed today demanding action against the accused. #Nepal


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