A year after local governments were constituted and started functioning, and nearly half a year since provincial and federal governments came into existence, the people’s aspirations that the governments formed as per their mandate will correct years of misrule and set the new course for prosperity, accountability and pro-people governance seem to be fading away.
The idea behind issuing poverty identity cards is to enable the people falling below the poverty line (those earning less than Rs 20,000 per year) to access to basic needs such as education, health, transportation and food among others.
One of the reasons the local governments were endowed with sweeping powers in matters of health, education and infrastructure development, among others, was the belief that they know the local realities better than other institutions and they would be able to handle these basic ser-vices more reliably than provincial and federal governments.
National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is still waiting for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Oli government fired Yubaraj Bhusal last month. The vital administrative and managerial works of reconstruction body are in limbo.
The child does not come home on scheduled time from school, making the parents deeply worried. They telephone everyone they know about to enquire if they saw the child, search in every possible place the child may go to, but to no avail.
For the first time in Nepal’s history of vetting nominees for higher constitutional posts, the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Friday rejected the candidate nominated by Constitutional Council for the post of chief justice of the Supreme Court.