EC returning 3 billion out of election budget

Himalaya Times
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The Election Commission (EC) has said of the total amount allocated for holding elections to the member of the House of Representatives and Province Assembly, around Rs three billion would be sent back to the State coffers.

During a press briefing in regard with the review of the November 20 elections, Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said the Commission was much aware for the budget austerity and transparency during the election expenditures and so far it costs Rs 6.54 billion.

It had received the budget of Rs 8.49 billion out of the allocations of Rs 10 billion. Similarly, some budget will be used in the elections of the President, Vice-President and the NA member by-elections and the remaining returned to State coffers.


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