KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government has made it mandatory for all ministries and government bodies to give their opinion when requested within 15 days.

KATHMANDU, June 19: At least 17 ministries and 40 government agencies have defied the directives of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) to send the details of employees and the status of vacancies.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The House of Representatives will commence discussions on the various sections of the Appropriation Bill, 2080 starting today.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The Supreme Court (SC) has a constitutional system of 21 justices including the Chief Justice. Due to the expiry of the tenure of the justices in the SC due to the age limit, now the posts of five justices including the Chief Justice are vacant.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The responsibilities of three more ministries have falen upon the shoulders of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal after the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) quit the government. Currently, the six ministries are under him, including the office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers.

SURKHET, Jan 26: In the four-point agreement reached between the two parties before the formation of new government, the ruling CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) had agreed to reduce the number of ministries to seven. It took two weeks for the Council of Ministers to fulfill the pledges made in the agreement due to the delay in implementing the agreement to reduce a ministry from the existing eight ministries.

KATHMANDU, June 9: In today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR), discussions are underway on various titles of four different ministries under the Appropriation Bill 2079 BS.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 5: The main opposition party, the CPN-UML, has accused the government of Province 1 of being involved in a feud regarding splitting ministries between the ministers. On Friday, the CPN-UML Parliamentary Party held a press conference and accused the provincial government of being involved in a tussle of splitting the ministries even three months after the formation of the five-party coalition government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Without studying and preparing for the distribution, the provincial governments have started splitting the ministries. At present, the number of provincial ministries across the country stands at 69.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: In a bid to expedite the ministries' performance and ensure better results, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is monitoring the progress details of different ministries through online system.

315 laws need to be amended by March 4

October 15, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The process of amending some 315 laws contradicting the spirit and provisions of the new constitution could not be started so far due to the indifference shown by various government ministries to study the contradicting provisions in those laws.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the Home Ministry to issue the national identity card including integrated details of the citizens.

KATHMANDU, June 10 : The meeting of the House of Representatives of the federal parliament has begun discussion on allocation of budget on various ministries today.

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

BUTWAL, Mar 19: Cabinet of ministers in Province 5 is scheduled to expand at 4 PM today. According to the Office of the Chief Minister, three ministers will be appointed today.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has demanded the post of vice president and three ministries in the ongoing power-sharing talks with the ruling left alliance.

KATHMANDU, March 5:  A meeting held on Monday between Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The government has begun restructuring those ministries as per their new work allocation.

Govt fixes 18 ministries at center

February 24, 2018 07:26 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The government has fixed 18 ministries, including the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM), at the central level, under the new federal setup.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has decided to reduce the number of ministries from 18 to 17.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Prime Minister and chairperson of CPN UML, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chair CPN (Maoist Center) have agreed to form the government with 18 ministries.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Budget-making process, which has been stalled due to delay in cabinet expansion, will gain pace immediately after the cabinet fixes the number of ministries and appoints ministers, say government officials.

Oli, Dahal meet to finalize ministries

February 21, 2018 11:36 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal are meeting at the Prime Minister’s Residence, Baluwatar to finalize ministries for Maoist Center.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa was given formal farewell today from the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Urban Development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Ministry of Finance released Rs 3.29 billion for the recurrent expenditures of the provincial assembly secretariats, provincial ministries and the offices of the provincial governors  Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari on Sunday asked ministries to identify potential projects under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and submit names of the projects, which are in the process of development, to the Ministry of Finance within five days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: With the election of the provincial assemblies just a month away, the government is yet to decide about the capitals of the seven provinces, and this two years after the promulgation of the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Suggestions have been made for keeping only 15 ministries in the center in line with the federal structure. It has been proposed to reduce the number of ministries from 31 at present to 15.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Differing views among three ministries-- the ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Education and Ministry of General Administration -- regarding the management of education service at the local-level and deputation of employees have made lawmakers worried.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Home Ministry, and the Ministry of Labor and Employment, have been pressed to ensure strong and efficient coordination to resolve the problems relating to foreign employments.

KATHMANDU, June 24: With the commencement of local level elections, differences have emerged between two government agencies over the continuing relevance of the local peace committees, leaving such committees dysfunctional.  The committees were established in all 75 districts but with no further budget allocations they are now on the verge of dissolution.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Dismayed by the number of the proposed central government ministries, lawmakers have demanded to keep the number of ministries under the central government low in the federal set-up.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The High-Level Federal Administrative Restructuring Committee has proposed 18 ministries including the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at the Center (federal level).

KATHMANDU, June 1: The high-level Federal Administrative Restructuring Committee has proposed 18 ministries including the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at the Center (federal level).

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has allocated 17 percent of the total budget, or Rs 225 billion, to 744 local units for the coming Fiscal Year 2017/18.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi has said that the Investment Board Nepal (IBN) should collaborate with different ministries and authorities to speed up mega infrastructure projects.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Election Commission (EC) has sought details from two ministries--Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction-- over the releasing of billions of rupees to conflict victims and former Maoist combatants. The the ministries have been accused of making preparations to release an estimated Rs 16 billion for conflict victims and ex-Maoist combatants in a move to influence the upcoming local elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Government agencies are losing their institutional capacity to expedite capital spending.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Minister for Education, Dhaniram Poudel, has said that gender-based discrimination has been seen for lack of coordination among ministries.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The government has decided to issue an instruction to the concerned ministries to work for the reduction of load shedding hours in accordance with the action-plan prepared by the previous government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Various ministries are to be given different responsibilities to make the Indian President's upcoming Nepal visit successful.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Montessori schools in the country, also known as pre-schools, are operating in a state of legal confusion as they fall under the jurisdiction of two different government ministries.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Pre-schools, widely known as Montessori schools, in the country are running in a state of legal confusion as they fall under the jurisdiction of two ministries.

KATHMANDU, July 15: After entering into a formal agreement on forming a new government under the leadership of CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leaders from Nepali Congress (NC), the largest political party in the Parliament, and the Maoist Center have now stepped up negotiations over sharing ministerial portfolios in the to-be-formed government.