March 29: The government in the first eight months of the current Fiscal Year has spent more than Rs 1.5 billion for developing and purchasing new softwares. The government has allocated the amount at a time when it is finding difficulties arranging financial resources.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has released Rs 1.57 billion for 37 authorities in this period. Of all the authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has received Rs 430 million. Likewise, the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and Ministry of Science and Technology have received Rs 420 million and Rs 300 million, respectively.
Similarly, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoFA) and Ministry of Industry (MoI) received a total of Rs 80 million and Rs 40 million, respectively. According to Arjun Prasad Pokhrel, spokesperson at MoF, the amount has been allocated to the ministries in accordance to the budget of the current Fiscal Year.
The government, meanwhile, doesn’t have any clue on the progress and development of software that the ministries have made.