KATHMANDU: Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) today presented the annual
audit report publicly in a programme. It is a socially responsible practice that a on-governmental organisation publish its report publicly and be transaparent at a time when most such insitutions are condemned for their lack of transparency.
According to the report, the total annual
income — donated
by the helping organizations — stands at
Rs 34,969,019.34 and
expenditure at Rs 27,583,104.53.
"From 2009, Actionaid Nepal, Care Nepal, CCO, DanidaHUGOU, MS Nepal and Oxfam GB will be funding CSRC by basket funding procedure," said Jagat Basnet, director of CSRC, adding that of the total amount spent Rs 27,583,104.53 was utilized, in which 81 per cent was spent on conducting programmes and 19 per cent of it on administrative functions. The total own income of the organization is estimated to be Rs 2,696,194.40 and expenditure Rs 1,195,902.23 in the fiscal year 2008-09.
According to Puskar Acharya, finance and administrative coordinator of CSRC, some 939 landless families were able to get their land rights through CSRC initiatives. He added that these families had acquired around 403 bighas of land under their land rights. Sita Thapa Magar, member of Kanchanpur Land Reform Forum, said, "It is due to the initiatives of CSRC that many landless people like me today own their land and are able to utilize land facilities like other common citizens of the country." Adding to her voice, Sukhdev Chaudary — a farmer from Dang said that the programme has supported the haruwas of his village and other nearby villages as well.
Hari Pudasaini, auditor of CSRC said, "Auditing procedure of our organization is transparent and thereby, other organisations should follow in CSRC's footsteps in this matter." He added that regular monitoring and management of the financial sector would strengthen the overall aspect of the organization. Since, 1993 CSRC has been working to enable deprived men and women to claim their right to land resources..
Hope this will encourage other NGO's and public entities to publish their annual report publically, which will secure people's right to proper information… pasang lama