PAF’s 32,000 subordinate institutions to come under local unitsThe Poverty Alleviation Fund has decided to put its 32,000 subordinate community institutions under local units to keep up with the new federal governance system.
The Poverty Alleviation Fund has decided to put its 32,000 subordinate community institutions under local units to keep up with the new federal governance system.
The 70th meeting of the PAF held on Sunday at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers decided in this regard.
The subordinate institutions of the PAF were functioning under the centre so far. With the decision, the PAF’s future programmes would be run in collaboration with provincial and local levels.
Also, the meeting has formed a five-member task force under the leadership of PM’s Office secretary Shishir Dhungana to conduct a study on the ways to utilise Rs 19 billion deposited in the mobile fund in the economic development of the people, and submit a report.
Joint secretaries of the Office of Auditor General, the National Vigilance Centre and the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration and representative of the District Coordination Committee Federation are members of the task force.
Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister and the PAF’s Chairperson KP Sharma Oli said that all institutions should work for the welfare of the country.
“Work of any institution should be transparent and result-oriented,” he said.
Oli also directed the PAF office-bearers to create programmes that would incorporate all people below the national poverty line.
PAF Vice-chair Nirmal Bhattarai shared that the fund was a big network working in the area of poverty alleviation, therefore it should be made more effective for good result delivery.
Different programmes related to poverty alleviation are under way in 62 districts with the financial assistance of the World Bank.