Cooperation among three tiers of govt stressed

 Pokhara, December 6

Cooperation among three-tiers government was stressed for the implementation of federalism.

Speaking at a programme organised by the State Assembly Secretariat Gandaki State and UNDP’s Parliament Support Project here today, National Assembly Chair Ganesh Prasad Timilsina said federalism was a new practice for Nepal and many things would be learnt over the course of its implementation.

The Upper House chair said the bill relating to shared rights among the three levels was under discussion at the NA Legislation Committee. Participants at the programme said federalism was achieved after a long struggle of the Nepali people and stressed on the need of moving ahead by implementing the constitutional provisions.

NA Vice-chair Shashikala Dahal insisted on the need of removing complexities seen in the practice of federalism, adding that its effectiveness would depend on the level of cooperation among the three-levels government.

Gandaki Province Governor Amik Sherchan said Nepal was in probation period, in view of the implementation of federalism, which is according to him was more inclusive and proportional than the traditional democratic system.

Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung said the success of federalism depended upon the government’s performance. Delay in enacting required laws by the centre had its impact on the performance of provincial governments, which as he said were facing inconvenience in formulating their laws.