Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Panel formed to investigate RCCC’s deeds

The government on monday formed a committee to probe the formation and functioning of the now-defunct Royal Commission for Control of Corruption (RCCC). The committee is headed by former justice Madhav Ojha.
The decision to form the committee, which was taken monday at the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime ministerial residence, will be formally announced tuesday. The proposal to form the committee was mooted by Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula before the cabinet endorsed the same with minimum discussion, it has been learned.
The RCCC was formed 15 days after the royal proclamation of February 1, 2005 to combat “political corruption.” It was dissolved by the Supreme Court on February 13, 2006. The RCCC was headed by Bhakta Bahadur Koirala.

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