CIAA flooded with complaints

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has received twice as much complaints this year compared to the last.

As the constitutional anti-graft body intensified its activities to control the corruption in the government offices, its office has been overloaded with complaints and staff swarmed with workload.

Some 19,150 complaints have been registered at CIAA in the six months of the current fiscal year as against 22,600 filed throughout the last fiscal year.

Besides the complaints, CIAA has also witnessed an increment in the cases registered at the Supreme Court by the Commission itself.

Until this month of the current fiscal year, around 195 cases have been registered by the Commission at the Special Court as against 168 cases of last year.

The increment of the complaints owes to growing confidence of the public in this anti-graft body, opined Shreedhar Sapkota, spokesperson of the Commission. He added that it is challenging to keep up with the faith of public on this body.

CIAA has offices in all the five development regions and a central office in Kathmandu.

Staffers here are working over-time as the complaints started to overflow in CIAA, Sapkota added.

Nepal was ranked 126th out of 175 countries in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2014.

Source: THT