The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) on Friday has directed government bodies to restrict brokers and middle men from entering offices and interfering with paper processes
A high-level committee led by the OPMCM Secretary Krishna Hari Banskota had inspected operations of land revenue and survey offices of Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts on Friday. Issuing a statement, the OPMCM has said that the brokers should not be allowed to enter government offices because they promote corruption and delay governance.
“Service delivery in all offices monitored today in Kathmandu and Lalitpur were satisfactory,” said the statement. “The offices were found to be providing on-time service to the public.”
In the statement the OPMCM called on implementation of citizens’ charter with compensation. The charter demands that the public should get services within three days after registering application or receive a compensation of Rs 1,000.
However, brokers are still part of the system in various government offices including department of transport, immigration and revenue. There brokers extort fee from public to hasten the bureaucratic formalities.