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.