Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament has instructed the government to fill up the position of Attorney General (AG) immediately saying the amount of unsettled accounts in government bodies is increasing in the absence of an AG for a long time.
PAC instructed the government to appoint an AG and inform the committee about it, after a meeting of the committee at Singha Durbar Tuesday morning.
PAC members had questioned chief secretary Madhav Ghimire and the secretaries of various ministries on the situation of unsettled accounts in their respective ministries.
Answering to lawmakers’ questions, chief secretary Ghimire said, the government had taken a target to reduce the unsettled accounts by 70 percent in the coming year and that it would take action against secretaries failing to reduce it by at least 45 percent in their ministries.
The position of AG is vacant for past three years. The government has not been able to appoint AG along with chiefs and officials of various other constitutional bodies due to differences among the political parties. nepalnews.com