KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Even after the advent of the new constitution in 2015 and elections at local, provincial and federal levels in 2017 to institutionalize federalism in the country, the representatives of the federal government at the districts in the form of Chief District Officers (CDOs) still enjoy huge powers ranging from judicial to executive.
KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has intensified its crackdown on the transport committees by ordering the District Administration Offices to collect property details of all the erstwhile transport committees within 15 days.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Election Commission (EC) has canceled the decision of the home ministry to transfer six under-secretaries, including three chief district officers (CDOs).
Sending a letter to the ministry on Monday, the election body has asked the government to cancel the transfers immediately.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Concerned over the transfers of the chief district officers and senior police officials just ahead of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday sought clarifications from the Ministry of Home Affairs along with the documents related to the transfers. The ministry has been asked to furnish clarification in writing within 24 hours.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Election Commission has refused to approve the transfer of Chief District Officer (CDO) of six districts. The EC, on Thursday, has directed Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to submit the original file of the decision within 24 hours.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Ahead of two rounds of crucial elections, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has transferred the chief district officers (CDOs) of three districts. Bhupendra Thapa of Solukhumbu, Jagdish Raj Baral of Nuwakot and Heera Devi Poudel of Rasuwa have been transferred.
KATHMANDU, March 7: As the number of complaints from earthquake victims is increasing with each passing day, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has been preparing to investigate the complaints through the chief district officers in all 14 most-affected districts.
KATHMANDU, July 16: A member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has criticized a recent TRC decision to assign the chief district officers (CDOs) to receive conflict-era complaints from victims citing confidentiality and security concerns.
KATHMANDU, July 15: The Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) administration on Thursday said that it has been awaiting approval from the District Administration Office (DAO) for forming a medical team to provide care to Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death on the hospital premises for the past five days.