CIAA Bill: Another political tool?

The National Vigilance Center,  citing Nepal as a signatory of the UN Convention against Corruption, recommended the government of Nepal to include the private sector corruption under the lens of CIAA two years ago.

In line with the same, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Bill 2019 was proposed in the National Assembly. The bill, if passed, will provide CIAA the authority to probe into the irregularities of banks, medical colleges, co-operatives as well as the private companies in addition to the misdeeds in the public sector. While at that, it does not grant CIAA the authority to probe over the policy decisions taken by the Council of Ministers; and the authority of the constitutional body to inquire the policy decisions of the state’s council of ministers has been removed. Continue reading