KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has once again called on the local governments to settle the outstanding electricity tariffs accrued from street light usage. In a notice released today, the NEA said that the local governments nationwide owe arrears for street light electricity consumption.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Minister for Women, Children, and Senior Citizens, Bhagawati Chaudhary, has called on the local governments to bring inclusive and gender-sensitive budgets for improving the quality of education.

WALING (SYANGJA), Nov 12: Three local governments from Syangja district have provided Rs 1.27 million in assistance for the earthquake-affected communities in Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim districts.

By directly purchasing vegetables from local farmers, Chautara Sangachok Gadhi municipality has not only alleviated the hardships faced by farmers but also set an admirable precedent for other local governments to follow.

KATHMANDU, June 27: A total of 42 local governments have failed to announce their budget for the next fiscal year in the given deadline of June 25 (Asadh 10).

TRISHULI, April 11: Four local governments in Nuwakot district have boycotted a meeting related to compensation for land acquired for the installation of a power transmission line to be constructed under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation has suggested the local governments for the classification of land at the earliest possible time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) on Friday wrote to the district coordination committee and the local governments to implement the government-announced austerity measures.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, August 1: A program has begun to provide land to the landless people and manage the unmanaged settlements.

ROLPA, May 17: The CPN (Maoist Center) has won the elections for five local governments, including a municipality, while the Nepali Congress (NC) has won elections in two local bodies of Rolpa district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: A total of 42 local governments have failed to submit the records of their financial settlement of 2020/21 even when almost six months of the following fiscal year have passed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: A total of 31 local governments have failed to unveil their annual budget even when almost four months of the current fiscal year have passed.

KATHMANDU, August 14: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has planned a capacity building training for all elected representatives and officials of all 753 local governments of Nepal on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). The training seeks to enhance the local authorities’ capacity on DRRM that will greatly assist in the development, drafting or revision of local DRRM Acts and/or strategic action plans in the local context.

KATHMANDU, June 27: A total of 71 local governments have failed to announce their budgets on time this year despite the constitutional provisions that require these sub-national governments to introduce their annual budgets by June 24 (Asadh 10) every year.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The sub-national governments have failed to enjoy autonomy even in four years of the implementation of the federal system, mainly due to the mindset of the central government to maintain a grip on the sub-national governments and poor financial management, according to the experts and stakeholders.

Local actors matter most

February 27, 2021 07:00 am

The mayors and other locally elected officials are going to make the difference in Nepal’s politics.

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, Jan 4: The Electricity Act, 2076 Bill has proposed delegating the authority to issue license for the construction and operation of electricity projects up to the capacity of 3 megawatt to the local level governments.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Renewable energy experts have emphasized the need to ensure collaboration between local governments and renewable energy experts including professionals to help promote implementation of renewable energy technologies at local level.

KATHMANDU, June 27: At least 149 local units have failed to unveil their annual budget within the deadline set by the Local Government Operation Act, according to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA).

Prez endorses civil servants ordinance

December 10, 2018 08:47 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: President Bidya Bhandari on Sunday endorsed the Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance 2018, clearing the way for the federal government to depute civil servants to the provincial and local governments.