May 27, 2010Prof. Dr Mohan Lohani
Dear Prof Lohani
The decision reached by the public accounts committee of the parliament on Tuesday with regards to middle Marshyangdi project proves that there is rampant impunity and this committee is becoming instrumental in increasing it. Instead of taking any action against the perpetrators of the “fiscal crime” in this project, the committee now talked about operating this project as a public private partnership venture. How to run this project is an entirely different issue. When this committee started investigation, they were looking at the cost overrun and time overrun issues and were trying to pin responsibility. But they seem to have completely forgotten about this. This attitude and stance of this committee will not only increase impunity but also encourage the concerned to emulate this project at the cost of the nation and consumers of electricity for their personal gain.
I really feel very sad.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Mohan Lohani [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:39
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Congrats for your article
Dear Ratna Sansarji,
You are absolutely right while a low salaried officer or employee is caught red handed if he is found taking a few thousand rupees as bribe,but what about those who grab hefty amounts from big projects? The corruption investigation Commission can't investigate such cases,which is an irony of the governance system.
Congrats as you continue to write and speak for a public cause without fear and expecting any favor.
Tks and regds,