KATHMANDU,  July 9: The provinces have spent only half of their budget till June 15 of the current Fiscal Year 2022/23. Of the total budget of Rs 306 billion that the provinces passed for the current fiscal year, they have spent only Rs 151.3 billion till June 15, which accounts for 49.45 percent of the total annual allocations.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has decided to provide transcript and other certificates of graduates from respective province offices.

The public perception of federalism is increasingly negative, and there is a growing dislike among the people, particularly towards the provincial governments, which constitute the second tier of government in the country's federal structure adopted in 2015 and implemented two years later in 2017.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Election Commission has said it has completed the printing of 27 percent of ballot papers for the First-Past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system under the elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Province Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The ballot papers for the proportional election system under the upcoming House of Representatives and provincial assemblies elections have been transported to all the districts of three provinces.

KATHMANDU, August 2: In view of increasing COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has managed COVID-19 treatment in all seven provinces by designating hospitals for its treatment. Seventeen federal and provincial hospitals in the provinces have been selected for the purpose, said Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, Joint Secretary at  the MoHP.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government is committed to making necessary work plans to mainstream the provinces which are comparatively backward in terms of cooperation among the three tiers of government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Prime Minister (PM) Cup T20 National Cricket Championship kicked off in Kathmandu on Monday. Tribhuvan Army Club started with a win in the inaugural match. Defending champion, the Tribhuvan Army Club beat the Karnali Province team by 63 runs in the opening match played at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Nepal’s financial resource mobilization has largely centralized still in the Capital and adjoining districts while leaving a pork barrel amount for the remote districts despite the government’s target to promote financial inclusion across the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The ruling Nepal Communist Party and the main opposition Nepali Congress have inched closer to an understanding to amend the transitional justice (TJ) law by incorporating inputs collected from all seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Faced with multiple complications including potential backlash from local people, most of the federal provinces are turning their temporary capitals into permanent ones, and the rest are also likely to follow suit.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government is pushing a bill paving the way for the provinces to take responsibility for the management of various prisons.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Provincial governments have brought budgets of a total size of Rs 259.57 billion for the upcoming fiscal year – FY2019/20.

Name provinces, fix capitals

May 8, 2019 02:00 am

Nearly two years after the country started exercising federal system with three tiers of government, more than half of total seven provinces are yet to settle names and fix provincial capitals.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today held talks with the chief ministers of all seven states of the country on policies and programmes for the next fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The government has not released its revenue collection figures for the last two weeks citing a formula error on sharing revenue among local levels, provinces and federal government. It is an excuse that tells very little about the delay in calculating revenue collection.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The federal government has sought proposals from local level governments for special and complementary grants within mid-December.

KATHMANDU, NOV 15: Nearly a year after the election of the provincial assemblies and nine months after the first meetings of the assemblies, four of the seven provinces have yet to choose their own names or their provincial capitals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The government plans to resume the registration of new two-wheelers from next week, and registrations will be under the provinces instead of under the zones as hitherto.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has prepared a new structure at local, provincial and federal level to station provincial level Public Health Offices in all 77 districts in the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Aiming to provide quality education to the children of police personnel of all ranks and files, the Nepal Police has announced to establish the residential schools in all seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A year has passed since local elections took place in most of the provinces. During this period, countless reports have surfaced about local representatives enmeshed in disputes, abuse of power, corruption, and chaotic offices. Amid these clouds of gloom are a few silver linings.

LATAKIA,, July 22: Syria's northwestern region of Latakia has already accepted around one million refugees from other Syrian provinces and foreign countries, Latakia's Governor Ibrahim Khodr Salem said.

BIRATNAGAR, July 2: According to Yubak Dhoj GC, secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives, the government decided to open farm equipment rental service with the objective of reducing cost of production of farmers, encourage youth toward farming and encourage use of farming equipment.

KATHMANDU, June 19: In view of possible disasters during the monsoon, the government has directed the provincial, local governments and Nepal Army to remain on alert and undertake all the necessary measures to minimize possible loss of life and property.

KATHAMNDU, June 15: All seven federal provinces have tabled their budgets and programs for the next fiscal year in their respective provincial assemblies. Province 3 has the highest budget amount of Rs 35.61 billion while Gandak Province has tabled a budget of Rs 24.02 billion, the lowest.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The provincial governments will present their budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 today in their respective provincial assemblies.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has claimed that the budget allocation for the provinces and local units was reduced in view of the inability to spend under the federal setup

KATHMANDU, May 4: Bikas Udhyami's Nepal in Data Initiative launched the beta-version of its geo-profile containing key data on each of the 7 provinces and 753 local bodies on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has fixed budget ceilings for the local units and provinces on Sunday. Such budget allocation- comprising both revenue distribution and equalization grants - varies from Rs 90 million to Rs 1.03 billion while the allocation is in a range of Rs 13 billion to 15 billion for provinces.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Local units and provinces may not get the matching and special grants from the federal government for the next fiscal year, too, government officials say. The provinces and local units are required to table a detailed study of any project they want to implement, justifying that they have no resources to implement the project alone. Only then can they seek matching grants from the federal government.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The CPN (Maoist Center) on Saturday replaced the incharges of all seven provinces in what has been described as the first major reshuffle in party organization since the three tiers of elections held last year.

JANAKPURDHAM, Mar 7: The third plenary meeting of Central Working Committee of the Federation of Nepali Journalists concluded with declaration to hold provincial election of the FNJ in all provinces on May 5.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Chief ministers of three provinces took oath of office and assumed their duties on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Two months after the results of the provincial assembly elections, a federal province has its own government a first after the implementation of federalism in the country.

All provinces to elect speakers by Feb 15

February 11, 2018 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: As the schedule for the election of speakers draws nearer, the left alliance and Madhes-based political parties have either finalized their candidates for speakers or are working to finalize them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: With the leftist alliance finalizing its chief ministerial candidates in five provinces except for Province 4 on Friday, it now looks clear that the chief ministerial candidates in the federal Nepal this time won't be ethnically-balanced and gender inclusive.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: At a time when reports coming in from the provinces say that the government employees deputed by the central government to the offices in the provinces are yet to reach their new offices, the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has no records of how many employees have reached their work stations.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 4: Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has said that the country could face problem in bearing the cost of implementing federalism.

Four provinces holding meetings today

February 4, 2018 10:31 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Four provinces, 2, 5, 6 and 7 are gearing up to hold their first provincial meeting today to decide on parliamentarian speakers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: All seven provinces are likely to get their governments within the next two weeks due to the constitutional provision requiring a chief minister to win vote of confidence from the concerned provincial assembly within 30 days of the declaration of final election results.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 27: The Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is to set up its units in all seven provinces, with at least one model technical school in the provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government has expedited deputing officials required to carry out administrative as well as logistical arrangements for the meetings of the provincial assemblies in all the seven provinces as well as the operation of the to-be-formed provincial governments.

Province-7's first session on Feb 4

January 25, 2018 18:19 pm

DHANGADHI, Jan 25: The province chief of Province No. 7 Mohanraj Malla has summoned the first session of the province assembly on February 4

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Only three of the seven federal provinces are likely to see their governments serving out their full five-year tenures as the political parties are exploring the possibility of rotating the chief ministers as part of power-sharing at the provincial level.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepali Congress has finalized the name of the candidates for National Assembly election of four provinces except Province 1, 2 and 3.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Federal Parliament Secretariat has deployed employees led by joint secretary in all seven provinces as part of facilitating operation of the Provincial Assembly in the initial phase.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A CPN (UML) standing committee meeting is ongoing at the residence of party chair KP Sharma Oli, Balkot, Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The CPN (UML) has finalised its candidates to contest the National Assembly election in three provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23:  Two provinces of the country don't have any medical college for the bachelor's degree in medicine, though the nation has already adopted federalism.