Stories By 'GAURAV THAPA'
The government has decided to mobilise local bodies in all 14 districts worst-hit by last year’s earthquakes to lead reconstruction efforts in their respective areas.
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Having sterilised most of the stray canines inside Singha Durbar, city authority now plans to go dog catching in Kathmandu’s neighbourhoods.
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Having operated without paying municipal taxes for years, luxury hotels have started coming under the city authority’s tax net.
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Movie theatres in the Capital continue to disregard the metropolitan authority’s calls to pay up entertainment tax for screening foreign language films while the metropolis fails to punish them for defaulting.
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The Local Body Restructuring Commission has formulated its working procedures, which will serve as its basis while preparing a preliminary concept for restructuring. The commission is mandated to determine the number and borders of Village Councils, Municipal Councils and Special, protected, or autonomous regions to be formed within one year of its formation. As the country has opted for a federal administrative model, restructuring of the state, including of local bodies, is one of the major tasks that needs to be completed.
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The devastating earthquake last year flattened scores of heritage monuments, mostly in Kathmandu Valley.
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