SC issues show cause notice on LED bulb procurement process

May 19, 2017

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Kathmandu - The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday directed the government to furnish a written reason in connection with the LED bulb procurement process from India.

A single bench of Justice Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai issued order to summon the government authorities for discussion besides furnishing reasons in writing, shared SC Spokesperson Mahendra Upadhyay.

Advocate duo, Lekhnath Bhattarai and Narayan Chaulgain, on Wednesday had registered a writ claiming the LED procurement process illegal.

The writ was filed at the apex court demanding interim order against Nepal Electricity Authority's ‘illegal decision’ to advance the procurement of 20 million sets of LED bulbs.

NEA has been preparing to procure huge quantity of LED bulbs from India. The state-owned power authority has been claiming that the procurement is being made to meet energy demand for the upcoming dry season. But, a media report has claimed of huge irregularity in the bulb purchase process.
 

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