Stories Tagged 'Federal government'
The ongoing tussle between the federal and local governments has further intensified after the former decided to recruit teachers to fill vacant positions at the public schools on its own, ignoring repeated calls from the latter to get that authority.
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Two years have passed since the local level elections marked our transition from a unitary system to a federal system. But ever since then, the centre and the provinces have been on a collision course with each other over a number of issues including the mobilisation of personnel and resources, and jurisdiction.
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The representatives of the Municipal Association of Nepal, an umbrella body of the municipalities, say the federal government continues to treat local governments as its subordinate bodies.
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Experts say such a move could defeat the whole purpose of holding human rights violators to account, especially when government authorities themselves are involved in the offences.
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Five out of seven provinces have requested concerned agencies of the federal government to procure vitamin A supplement for them.
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Vexed at the federal government’s plan to not only continue with the chief district officers but also to “empower” them, Province 2 has prepared its own bill with the provision of having its own “district administrators”—a position parallel to CDOs—in a move that could further escalate Centre-province conflict.
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