India provides finance training to Nepali civil servants

16 Jan 19

India is providing public financial management training to civil servants from the Ministry of Finance in Nepal.

The Ministry of Finance has previously asked the government of India to provide training under the economic cooperation programme between the two countries, a Nepali news outlet reported.

The programme will help officials dealing with e-payment systems, accounting and cash management, accounting for loans, grants and repayments, pension payment systems, internal audit, fiscal responsibility and budget management. 

The training will be held in three batches and the first of 20 Nepali officials began in New Delhi on 14 January. The Institute of Government Accounts and Finance is hosting the course called Global Perspectives on Public Financial Management.

The training course is taking place under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme of the Indian government.

The INGAF has trained officials from neighbouring countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

The government of Nepal is working on improving its governance to boost development and social transformation as part of its attempt to move away from ‘developed country status’.

Last January, CIPFA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal to help boost public financial management.

 

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