KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The Janamat Party has said it will continue its support to the federal and provincial governments.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: CPN-UML central secretariat meeting is to be held in Balkot to prepare the closed list of candidates under the proportional representation category.

KATHMANDU, August 26: The meeting of the seat allocation Task Force of the five-party alliance is scheduled to be held today. The meeting will be held today at 4 pm at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, August 26: The Election Commission has invited applications from today to the parties to participate proportionally in the Federal and Provincial Assembly elections to be held on November 20.

KATHMANDU, August 24: The Election Commission (EC) has invited applications from national organizations interested in supervising and monitoring the upcoming federal and provincial assembly elections. The EC had earlier invited international organizations for supervision.

The local governments receive conditional money from the federal and provincial governments. That may not address all local needs. So, the local rulers should focus on planning and economic autonomy.

BAITADI, March 13: The construction of 141 drinking water schemes has started at the local level in Baitadi district with the aim of supplying clean drinking water to the people. The projects are being built with an estimated investment of over Rs 220 million in the current fiscal year 2020/21.

Making fiscal federalism work

January 4, 2021 09:15 am

It is imperative to devolve a significant amount of authority in respect to governance and administration of tax, non-tax, and resource royalty revenue among the subnational governments.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nomination of candidates for the local level by-elections is taking place on Wednesday. The by-polls scheduled for November 30 will fill 48 vacant positions at the local units.

KATHMANDU,Sept 20: We are marking the fourth anniversary of our constitution and it is now in the course of implementation. Some of the political parties were protesting when the constitution was promulgated on September 20, 2015. But it has been accepted by all as all sides have participated in the elections for the three tiers – federal, provincial and local- conducted as per this constitution.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The governments of all three levels, federal, state and local, and concerned authorities have been put on high alert with monsoon reaching its peak, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre under the Home Ministry.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The business community has expressed concerns over the “minimal homework” the government did to entice foreign and domestic investors in the federal set-up. Experts argue that there was a “lack of coordination” between federal and provincial governments to identify priority investment areas that would help provinces to grow.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Five senior staffers at the parliament secretariat have been adjusted at the provincial level ‘without their knowledge’. The adjustment of the staff took place breaching the due process, reportedly in the interest of top office bearers of the federal parliament.

Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator and former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai have said the incumbent government has failed to take headways as per the people's expectations.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal has slipped in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International despite the government’s frequent commitments to crack down on graft. The extent of corruption has worsened at a time when it was expected that the election of governments to federal, provincial and local levels would help reduce this social malaise.

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 19: Despite several efforts, Province 2 is still struggling to settle the row over naming the province and fixing its permanent capital. On Friday, the commission formed for recommending the name and capital of the province organized a program for collecting suggestions.

SURKHET, Dec 5: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has expressed his confidence that the misunderstanding between Federal government and provincial ones would be resolved through the meeting of the Inter- Provincial Coordination Council.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The federal government; and the province 1 council of ministers were apprised of the personal trip of province Chief Minister's Sherdhan Rai to Thailand and the United States of America, said Hikmat Karki, province minister for internal affairs and law.

A year after the country elected governments at the local level and over six months after the provincial and federal governments were formed, we have witnessed disputes and conflicts between three levels of governments over jurisdiction and exercise of powers granted by the constitution.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Although Nepal Police was among the first few state organizations to be federated in line with the new constitution, the delay on part of the federal government to come up with the Federal Police Act has left the security agency under confusion and uncertainty.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Armed Police Force (APF), a paramilitary police force, has been restructured in line with the new federal structure.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Finance Dr Yuwaraj Khatiwada has argued that the size of the newly unveiled budget-Rs 1.315 trillion-for the fiscal year 2018/19 was appropriate and balanced in view of federal structure of the country.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Lawmakers have stressed that the incomplete national projects should be completed by the central government and handed them to the local government.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will address the federal parliament to brief parliamentarians on his six day visit to China.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The joint meeting of the House of Representatives and National Assembly will take place today at the Federal Parliament Building at 4 PM.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The meeting of the Council of Ministers today has recommended to the President to summon the joint meeting of the federal parliaments at 4:00 pm on 14 July for the purpose of joint meeting of the federal parliament and to pass the Rules of Procedure 2018.

SURKHET, June 11: Parliamentary Party leader of Nepali Congress (NC) of Karnali Province Jiban Bahadur Shahi has said that the policy and programmes of the Karnali Province was just an imitation of the federal government’s policy and programmes.

KATHMANDU, June 6: A system has been in place in the federal set up to keep only 54 departments under the federal ministries.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada tabled a budget of Rs 1.31 trillion in parliament Tuesday. This first full-fledged federal budget has emphasized job creation, allotted a third of the total budget for the provinces and local units.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada tabling the first full-fledged national budget at the joint session of Federal Parliament and National Assembly. The budget is expected to be around Rs 1.5 trillion, up from Rs 1.28 trillion in the curre

KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada is expected to try breathing new life into the economy, with his budget for fiscal year 2018/19 later Tuesday afternoon at the joint session of Federal Parliament.

Federal parliament meeting (LIVE)

May 16, 2018 12:28 pm

The meeting of federal parliament is underway.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The second session of the Federal Parliament has commenced at the International Convention Centre in New Baneshwar today.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The second session of the Federal Parliament, made up of the House of Representatives (lower house) and National Assembly (upper house), will convene at 4:00pm on May 6, Sunday at the International Convention Centre in New Baneshwar, said the Federal Parliamentary Secretariat.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The government of Province-7 has urged the federal government to immediately resolve the border issues of Kanchanpur.

Federal Parliament meeting on May 6

April 29, 2018 17:55 pm

KATHMANDU, April 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the meeting of the Federal Parliament for coming May 6.

SURKHET, April 29: Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister (CM) of Karnali Province, has demanded special rights for the province in the federal law, citing infrastructural and social backwardness.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The official trade union of civil servants has asked the government to immediately endorse the Federal Civil Service Act in order to make the recruitment, promotion, and transfer of civil servants and fixing their salaries more systematic in all the three tires of government in the new federal setup.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The World Bank has estimated that the transition costs of restructuring the government in the new federal set up would be at 3-4 percent of GDP per year over the next four years.

NRCS adopts federal setup

April 14, 2018 17:33 pm

KATHMANDU, April 14: Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has changed its organizational structure as per the federal setup.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a major political transformation envisaged in the Constitution was the restructuring of the State into federal set up.

KATHMANDU, March 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is addressing the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament for the first time after she was re-elected as President.

KATHMANDU, Mar 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is all set to address a joint meeting of the Federal Parliament for the first time after she was re-elected as President. It is scheduled for 4 pm.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: A total of 18 members of the federal and provincial parliaments were absent from today's election of President, according to the Election Commission. Of the total absentees, five represent the Federal Parliament, and 13 the Provincial Assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: Krishna Bahadur Mahara filed his nomination from CPN Maoist Center to be the speaker of Federal Parliament today.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The session of the Federal Parliament has begun from Monday. The meetings of both the House of Representatives and National Assembly have started simultaneously. Mahantha Thakur chaired the meeting as a senior member.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The first meeting of the federal parliament is scheduled for Monday afternoon after the lawmakers took the oath of office and secrecy amidst a special function at International Conference Center in New Baneshwar on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Lawmakers, who were elected in the election of Federal Parliament have been administered the oath on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting is all set to approve the statute for federal parliamentary party today. The meeting is underway at the Party Central Office, Sanepa from 9:00 AM.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Nepali Congress has passed the statute for federal parliamentary party with some amendment.