DAMAULI, June 9: The local governments are compelled to present their budgets, policies and programs on June 29, according to the constitutional provision. In line with the provision, the local units in the district have stepped up their efforts to formulate their budgets, policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2021/22.
The local units in Tanahun district also have started eliciting recommendations from the public as part of the preparation of budget, policies and programs.
Byas Municipality Spokesperson Mohan Kuamr Shrestha said that the people’s feedback and recommendations have been solicited via email on the subject to be included in upcoming year’s budget, policies and programs. Recommendations have been sought from all the residents of the municipality, entrepreneurs, civil society and political parties via email and directly within June 11, Shrestha added.
A directive has been issued to the budget and program formulation committee to present the budget and programme within June 14 being based on the stipulated resource estimate and ceiling, Shrestha shared.
Likewise, Shuklagandaki Municipality, too, has solicited suggestions for the upcoming year’s plan. Chief Administrative Officer Gangalal Subedi shared that the municipality is formulating its budget and policies for the new fiscal year with the main strategic goal ‘Tourism, Agriculture and Infrastructure: Base for Prosperous Shuklagandaki’. He said that a public notice was issued to the stakeholders, including political parties, civil society, government and non-government organizations, teachers, intellectuals and professionals to provide their constructive suggestions to be included in the budget within June 14.
Bandipur Rural Municipality is planning to introduce a budget, policies and programs to align the needs of the people as well as the long-term thoughts, goals and objectives of the 20-year integrated development master plan.
Similarly, Myagde Rural Municipality has set a goal to formulate its budget, policies and programs based on the needs and demands of the people.
The local governments are making necessary preparations to bring the budget, policies and programs being consistent with the constitutionally-guaranteed authority, Local Government Operation Act, 2074, Local Level Annual Budget and Planning Guideline, 2074 BS, 15th five-year plan and the Sustainable Development Goals.