BUTWAL, Jan 19: Sadhu Ram Kewat, who reached the District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Rupandehi, for soil test two months ago, had to return empty-handed.
DADO officials turned Kewat, a resident of Rohini Rural Municipality-3, Dhakdhai, back, stating that the office does not have technicians to carry out the test.
NUWAKOT, April 5: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa has said the implementation of the local level in consonance with the state restructuring was the biggest change so far.
SOLUKHUMBU, March 25: Locals of Tingla VDC in Solukhumbu district have taken to the streets protesting against the restructuring of local units. Stating that their VDC was included in Necha Salyan Rural Municipality against their wishes, the locals blocked the roads in the area starting Friday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The government has decided put the commission report for the formation of 719 local units under the federal system on hold until there is political understanding among political parties on resolving a dispute that has surfaced over the number of local units.
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KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Dismayed with the proposed restructuring of local bodies, locals in the mid and far-western regions of the country have started protests in their respective districts, demanding changes in local level delineations.
NAWALPARASI, Nov 21: The representatives of the Madhes-based parties have taken over the control of the minutes mentioning the recommended proposal of the political parties for delineating 15 –tier local level in Nawalparasi district.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: With the commission for restructuring local bodies all set to submit its report on the number and boundaries of local units within two weeks, a dispute over whether or not the local units should be under the jurisdiction of the respective provinces has emerged as another complication in the task of local restructuring.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Ministry Hitraj Pandey has expressed his commitment to resolve problems facing the Local Restructuring Commission (LRC) in relation to the demarcation of local units.
ILAM, Sept 5: Minister of State for Federal Affairs and Local Development Shreeprasad Jagebu has stated that the state restructuring process could not move ahead unless all political parties forged consensus in this connection.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The major political parties remain divided over the number of local units proposed by the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies under the new federal setup.
KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The restructuring of the local bodies has become a new bone of contention among the political parties of late. Many people had hoped the country would get a political outlet with the Madhes-centric parties participating in the Legislature-Parliament in the election of the new Prime Minister after a gap of nine months. It was expected to pave the way for initiation of dialogue among the parties for amending the constitution and ultimately to its implementation.
KHOTANG, Aug 9: Eight political parties including the CPN (Maoist Center) have expressed dissatisfaction over the dispute created by the CPN-UML and Nepali Congress on the number of electoral local units.
KATHMANDU, July 26: The government is planning to stop transfers of local development officers (LDOs) in all 75 districts till mid-March next year upon the recommendation of the commission to determine and fix the number and boundaries of local bodies. The commission has said that the transfer of the LDOs will hamper its task.
KATHMANDU, July 6: Chairman of the Local Level Restructuring Commission Balananda Paudel reiterated that the constitution itself has set the deadline of the commission until mid-March and said that the commission will resist unnecessary political pressure during the course of finalizing the structure of the local government.
KATHMANDU, July 2: A high-level Federalism Implementation and Restructuring Directive Committee headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has developed an understanding that the government will not create any new posts in the civil service until a concrete action plan is formulated on state restructuring at all three levels--federal, provincial and local.
KATHMANDU, July 1:Coordinator of the newly-formed party Naya Shakti Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, has said that the local elections should be held only after restructuring the local bodies as stated in the new constitution.
KATHMANDU, July 1: With the aim to expedite the task of restructuring the local bodies in line with the new constitution, the government has decided to give permission to the commission to determine the local bodies' numbers and demarcation to appoint experts it requires by itself.
KATHMANDU, June 4: The restructuring of the education sector in Nepal could be now executed with the Legislature-Parliament unanimously passing the Education (Eighth Amendment) Bill- 2072 BS after an untiring effort of six years.