Sapkota states that it took the government four to five years to form the DCP. He informs, "It is baseless for the government to allege INGO's lack transparency and accountability. We are a part of civil society and there are certain gunews_idelines we have to follow. The government refuses to acknowledge this fact and instead is accusing us of rignews_idity," Sapkota claims that although it has been six to seven months since the introduction of the new DCP, it is yet to be enforced. He assures that 115 INGO's affiliated to AIN work in complete transparency. "Being a citizen of Nepal, we would like to see Nepal grow and INGO's are here to help the country and not to play around here and indulge in corruption," concludes Sapkota.
Rubbishing the allegations of not having an up-to-news_date data, Ravindra Kumar, General Secretary of SWC clears, "The data SWC provnews_ides is 100 per cent genuine and constantly upnews_dated." He mentions, "The governing bodies should create a healthy environment for us to work and they should cooperate." Kumar is disappointed with the Ministry's response and says, "Our concerned ministry has not increased the budget for SWC and to maintain the data base alone costs 1.2 million per annum." Blaming the Central District Office, Kumar informs that the registration process is weak and once these NGO's come to SWC with certification from the government they have no option but to accept it. "The major setback is that only about 15 to 20 per cent of funds received by the I/NGO's are registered here and 85 per cent of the funds are accounted for," he shares. Citing that Social Welfare Act 1992 provisions only one-door policy under the coordination of SWC, Kumar says, "Interference from various ministries has closed all doors for proper implementation of plans."
Source : The Himalayan Times