Govt okays taskforce proposal for 744 local units

Published On: March 5, 2017 09:44 PM NPT By: Gyan P Neupane  | @GyaNeupane

KATHMANDU, March 5:  The government has endorsed the report of the commission formed to set the number and demarcation of local units under the federal system by adding 25 local units on what the commission had recommended.

According to Minister for Education Dhaniram Paudel, the cabinet meeting on Sunday evening decided to form 744 local units in the country and the decision would come into effect right after the government publishes it on the Nepal Gazette.

Earlier, the local level restructuring commission had recommended the government to fix the numbers of local units at 719.

The government decided to review the commission report and took the decision to add 25 local units than the commission recommended as the Madhes-based parties as well as locals from some other districts expressed dissatisfaction over the report.

According to a source at the Ministry of Local Development, the government decided to add 21 local units in the eight districts of Province 2 as well as to add two local units in Kathmandu and one each in Manang and Bajhang on what the commission had recommended.

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