Kathmandu. The Election Commission has instructed the political parties to publish the audit report of the financial year 2078-89 on Thursday. According to the decision of the meeting held on Wednesday, the commission has been instructed to publish the report within seven days.
82 political parties had submitted audit reports to the Commission within the specified period. Spokesman Shaligram Sharma said that the audit report submitted to the commission has been instructed to be made public through the office or website of the relevant party, mass media (newspaper, radio, television, etc.), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). According to the spokesperson Sharma, instructions have been given to inform the commission within 7 (seven) days from the date of publication.
According to sub-section (1) of Section 41 of the Political Parties Act, 2073, political parties registered with the Commission have to be audited by a licensed auditor within six months of the end of the financial year and submit the audit report to the Commission within one month.
Muskaan Sena Nepal Party, Shiv Sena Nepal, Aam Aadmi Party Nepal, Rashtriya Janmukhi Party Democratic and Nepal Communist Party Democratic did not submit the audit report of financial years 2077-78 and 2078-79 for two consecutive financial years, the commission said.
According to sub-section (8) of Section 54 of the Political Parties Act, 2073, the Commission has given the two parties to submit an explanation within 7 (seven) days. Since you did not submit the audit report to the commission, why should you not be punished according to clause (a) of sub-section (5) of section 54 of the Political Parties Act, 2073?’
Similarly, from the commission The nine political parties who submitted the audit report of 2078/79 after the deadline without submitting it within the specified period have also been asked for an explanation. Similarly, the commission has asked the 16 political parties that did not submit the audit report of the same financial year as to why they did not submit the audit report of that financial year within the time period prescribed by law. All those parties have been instructed to submit their explanations within 7 days.