It is a huge irony that none of the chief ministers (CMs) elected in the seven provinces of the country over the past couple of days are women. Women make more than half of Nepal’s population and the Constitution of Nepal 2015 has a provision for mandatory 33 percent women’s participation in all state organs. But the implementation of this constitutional provision has been challenged ever since it was made. It would be a matter of some consolation even if at least one of the seven CMs were a woman.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Chief ministers have been appointed in all seven provinces as per the power-sharing deal reached among the ruling CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center), Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and Janamat Party.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Provincial governments have started blaming the center for lack of support after the seven provinces started bearing the brunt of public ire for failing to bring a marked difference in the lives of commoners within the first year of their tenure. All the provincial governments celebrated their first anniversary this month with little to boast in their progress report. Chief ministers have cited formulation of new laws as their major achievements, something they claim have laid the foundation for smooth functioning of the provincial governments.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The first ever meeting of the Inter Province Council (IPC) concluded on Monday, forming a five-member task-force to recommend solutions to the grievances of the provinces and ways to enhance coordination between the center and provinces and tackle other issues.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: While complaining that the failure on the part of the federal government to introduce necessary federal legislations on time had greatly hampered their day to day work, chief ministers (CM) of various provincial governments have asked Prime Minister KP Oli to introduce the legislations including those related to federal civil servants and the federal police at the earliest.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Chief ministers of all seven provinces have arrived in Kathmandu to attend the first inter-provincial council meeting to be held on Sunday at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The chief ministers have a bundle of complaints against the federal government.