Thematic AreasFederalism

  • News Digest – Federalism (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

    January 14, 2021

    CESIF Nepal

    Budget: The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Planning of Province 1 sent a letter to provincial offices for deduction of budget expenses to balance the economic crisis. There has been economic crisis in Province 1 due to the pandemic. The ministry suggested stopping multi-year projects and also deduct the hospitality expense. The Province 2 Forest ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

    January 7, 2021

    CESIF Nepal

    Provincial Parliamentary activities: Gandaki Pradesh Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung is preparing to reshuffle two ministers—the Minister for Internal Affairs and Law and the Minister for Land Management, Agriculture, and Cooperative from his cabinet. On December 27, after the dissolution of the House of Representatives, the provincial governments started to reshuffle the cabinets. ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (December 24 – December 30, 2020)

    December 31, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Federal Governance: On December 24, the Commission for Investigation Abuse of Authority (CIAA) released 16-point suggestions in its Annual Report 2019-20 and urged the government to increase the salary of civil servants, which helps to reduce corruption. The report also showed that the CIAA received a large number of complaints against the irregularities and corruption ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (December 17 – December 23, 2020)

    December 25, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Governance: According to the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), corruption-related complaints have increased in Sudurpashchim Pradesh. More than 1270 complaints have been registered in the provincial CIAA during the first four months of the current fiscal year (FY) 2020/21, however, 432 complaints were registered in the previous FY during the ...

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  • News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (December 10 – December 16, 2020)

    December 21, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Loopholes in the Foreign Policy: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali unveiled the foreign policy on December 6. However, party representatives, foreign policy observers, and experts have criticised the policy and questioned the government’s ability to implement it. Madhav Kumar Nepal, head of the ruling NCP’s foreign affairs department, shared that neither he nor any ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (December 10 – December 16, 2020)

    December 21, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Administrative issues: On September 13, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration transferred 25 joint and undersecretaries to the local levels and district coordination committees. But even after four months of transfer, only a secretary is working at the office assigned by the ministry, and the remaining 24 secretaries are still working ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (December 3 – December 9, 2020)

    December 10, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Administrative Issues: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration is preparing to amend the Local Government Operation Act and set up the provision that the post of the representatives who are/will be absent from the executive meeting continually for five times will be dismissed. The ministry will put an amendment bill in the upcoming winter ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (November 26 – December 2)

    December 3, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Rashtriya Janamorcha Party organized protest rallies in several places across the country demanding abolition of federalism. The party argued that a country such as Nepal with a weak economy can not necessarily run on a federalism system.  Administrative issues: The provincial Public Service Commission (PSC) of Bagmati Pradesh asked to send the details of ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (November 19 – 25)

    November 26, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Administrative Issues: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) has prepared an 18-point written commitment letter to the chief administrative officer for doing an effective and quality work at the local level. This letter came after the working style of officers were criticized and the report of the Commission for Investigation ...

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  • News Digest – Federalism (November 12 – 18)

    November 19, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Development Issues: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration instructed the local bodies by arranging to construct a hospital building. Out of 753 local levels, 649 levels have no hospitals. Meanwhile, in the first stage, the government has decided to build a 5-to 15-bed hospital buildings at 396 local levels on December 10. The Minister ...

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