Nepal | May 25, 2020

Regulation to facilitate making of laws at local levels endorsed

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, June 10

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has endorsed the model of Rural Municipality and the Municipality Executives’ Decision or Order and Charter Authentication (Procedure) Regulation, 2017 to facilitate the making of laws in the local levels.

Section 16 of the Executive Order, 2017 recently  issued by the government states that the MoFALD may provide to  the rural municipality and the municipality the model laws of the laws  to be made by them. The concerned rural municipality and municipality may approve and implement such laws.

The constitution has conferred the power on local levels to make laws relating to their jurisdiction.  “Formulating a law is a very challenging task in itself. Compliance with constitution and the norms of rule of law in formulating local laws will help enhance people’s trust and ownership of the nation,” read a press release issued by the MoFALD.

The executive power of the local levels has been vested in the rural municipal executive or the municipal executive. The responsibility for issuing general directives, controlling and regulating the governance of rural municipality and municipality lie in the rural municipal executive and the municipal executive.

“Any decision or order to be issued in the name of rural municipal executive, municipal executive and other instruments of authorisation pertaining thereto shall be authenticated as provided for in the local law,” read Article 214 (5) of the constitution.

“The MoFALD is confident that the local levels will get the Regulation approved by their concerned assemblies,” it said. It requires the local levels to frame their laws in line with the powers vested in them. Their key powers are related to town police, cooperative institutions, operation of FM, local taxes (wealth tax, house rent tax, land and building registration fee, motor vehicle tax), service charge, fee, tourism fee, advertisement tax, business tax, land revenue, penalty, entertainment tax, land revenue collection and management of the local services, among others.

Similarly, they may make local laws on local level development plans and projects, basic and secondary education, basic health and sanitation, market management, environment protection and biodiversity, small hydropower, distribution of house and land ownership certificates, agriculture and animal husbandry, agro-products management, and others.

A version of this article appears in print on June 11, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Bayern cruise past Frankfurt 5-2 to stay on title track

Bayern stay four points clear at top Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2-0 Havertz brace sends Leverkusen past Gladbach BERLIN: Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday, surviving a brief second-half comeback scare to stay four points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the  Read More...

Nepal's Constitution

JSP-N seeks NC support for constitution amendment

Kathmandu, May 23 Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal leaders today met Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and urged him to support their demands for constitution amendment to address the demands of marginalised communities, including the Madhesis and Janajatis, when the Parliament would amend Read More...

Oli avoids NCP secretariat meeting on MCC

Kathmandu, May 23 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli did not attend a meeting called by the Secretariat of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today to discuss the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement and some budgetary issues. Party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that other leader Read More...

Grande Hospital staffer infected

KATHMANDU: The person who tested positive for coronavirus in Kathmandu on Saturday is a staffer at Grande International Hospital. He used to bring laboratory samples collected from the hospital to the National Public Health Laboratory. Contact tracing of the person will begin on Sunday,” sai Read More...

19 new cases confirmed on Sunday, nationwide COVID-19 count reaches 603

KATHMANDU: Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Population, today, taking the nationwide tally to 603. The infections were confirmed through tests carried out at Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Biratnagar, Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Bhair Read More...

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund ease past Wolfsburg 2-0 to stay in title hunt

Dortmund make it six wins in a row Hummels taken off with heel injury BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund scored a goal in each half through Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi to beat hosts VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Saturday for their sixth straight Bundesliga win to stay on the heels of leaders Bay Read More...

22 health workers, including 5 doctors, to be kept in isolation

Hetauda, May 23 Hetauda Hospital has decided to keep 22 health workers and staffers, including its medical superintendent, in isolation for a week after a woman referred from the hospital to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj for treatment tested positive for COVID-19. The wom Read More...

Hotels to provide rooms to quarantine healthcare workers

Kathmandu, May 23 Tourist standard hotels within the valley have reached agreement with the government to provide rooms to healthcare workers fighting on the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic. A meeting yesterday between Nepal Tourism Board and Federation of Hotel Entrepreneurs decided t Read More...