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Cabinet scraps decision on NIC contract taken by then HM Lamichhane

Staff Reporter Apr 18, 2023

Kathmandu : The coalition government has decided to cancel the decision taken by then Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane on the contract deal related to various topics including the National Identity Card (NIC).

A cabinet meeting held on Tuesday took a decision to this effect, a minister privy to the meeting informed Nepalkhabar.

The minister said the government now will investigate the decision taken by Rabi.

The procedure introduced by former Home Minister Lamichhane by setting standards contrary to the Public Procurement Act has been canceled by the cabinet meeting today.

“The contract agreement related to the national identity card issued by Lamichhane breaching the existing law has been canceled”, a minister told Nepalkhabar, “Now the government will form an inquiry committee for further study on this matter.”

Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha had already prepared to annul the procedure that awarded private companies the responsibility to build a mechanism to obtain personal details of citizens.

With this, the contract awarded by Lamichhane to the private companies against the Public Procurement Act has also been canceled.

Lamichhane, who became Home Minister on December 26, had approved the procedure on December 28.