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Chapter-11 Offences and Punishment

  1. Offence and punishment: (1) If a person does, or causes to be done, any of the following acts, he or she shall be deemed to have committed the offence under this Act:

(a)        Any act contrary to sub-sections (1), (2) and (4) of Section

(b)        Any act contrary to sub-section (2) of Section 4,

 (c)        Any act contrary to sub-section (1) of Section 5,

 (d)       Any act contrary to Section 6,

(e)        Act contrary to Sub-section (2), (3) and (4) of Section 7

 (f)        Any act contrary to Section 9,

(g)        Any act contrary to sub-section (2) and (3) of Section 10,

 (h)        Any act contrary to sub-section (3) of Section 11,

 (i)         Any act contrary to sub-section (4) of Section 12,

 (j)         Any act contrary to sub-section (2) of Section 13,

(k)        Any act contrary to Section 14,

(l)         Any act contrary to sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 15,

 (m)       Any act contrary to Section 16,

 (n)        Any act contrary to Section 18,

(o)        Any act contrary to sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 19

 (p)        Any act contrary to Section 21,

(q)        Any act contrary to Section 22,

(r)        Any act contrary to sub-sections (1), (3) and (7) of Section 23,

 (s)        Any act contrary to sub-section (1) of Section 26,

 (t)        Any act contrary to sub-section (1) of Section 27,

                        (2)        Punishment of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or fine not exceeding thirty thousand rupees or both shall be imposed for the offence referred to in sub-section (1),

(3) The Government of Nepal shall become the plaintiff in the cases on the offences as referred to in clause (c), (m), (p), (q), (r), (s) or (t), and such offences shall be deemed to have been included in Schedule-1 of the National Criminal Procedure Code, 2074.

  1. Complaint may be made: (1) When any offence under this Act, other than that mentioned in sub-section (3) of Section 29, is committed, the concerned person may make a complaint to the concerned District Court.

(2) While making a complaint pursuant to sub-section (1), it shall have to be made within three months from the date of commission of such act.

  1. Compensation: (1) If any kind of damage, loss or injury is caused to any person due to the commission of any act deemed to be the offence or any other act under this Act, the concerned person or victim may make a complaint to the concerned District Court to get compensation paid for such damage, loss or pain, as well.

(2) If a complaint referred to in sub-section (1) is made, the concerned District Court shall cause to be paid the reasonable compensation to the victim from the offender if it thinks that compensation has to be paid.

  1. To award departmental punishment: If the person holding a public post does not perform the act to be performed under this Act, or performs any act which is forbidden to be performed, the departmental or other punishment shall be awarded to him or her in accordance with the prevailing law relating to the conditions of his or her service, in addition to the punishment imposable pursuant to this Act.