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Right step by Parliament Secretariat
Nepal, Jan. 9 -- Amid rising frustrations over inability of the government to control corruption and making lawmakers accountable to people, the decision of the parliament secretariat to prohibit the lawmakers from pocketing salaries meant for their personal secretaries, aides and drivers comes as a welcome relief. According to the decision, from this month onward the secretariat will deposit salaries of these staffs in their own personal bank accounts instead of sending it to the bank accounts of the lawmakers. Such a step was long overdue. We wonder why the secretariat took such a long time to take this decision. As a matter of fact, some members of parliament (MPs) had made mockery of their own reputation by claiming expenses under fake ...
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