The increased off budget expenses has not only worried National Planning Commission but also revealed the trend of misusing the tax payers money for the partisan interest.
"In recent years, the off budget spending has increased making the planning commission more worried of the financial indiscipline," said joint secretary at the National Planning Commission (NPC) Gopi Nath Mainali.
In the fiscal year, 2006-07, the off budget expenses by the finance minister stood at Rs 360 million, which has increased to Rs 1.03 billion in the fiscal year 2007-08," he said, adding that in the fiscal year 2008-09, it further increased to Rs 1.36 billion.
During the fiscal year 2006-07, the finance minister was Dr Ramsharan Mahat of Nepali Congress, whereas in 2007-08, Dr Baburam Bhattarai was the finance minister and in 2008-09, Surendra Pandey was the finance minister.
The successive finance ministers contributed in promoting financial indiscipline for their partisan interest hurting the public purse.