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Failure to coordinate affecting common rights

Himalayan News Service

Dhangadi, November 18

Lack of coordination between Sudurpaschim Province government and local levels has hit the implementation of common rights in the province.

The constitution has clearly specified separate and common rights of three levels of the government. The province government, however, has shown apathy towards the rights guaranteed by the government, complained locals levels.

Lack of coordination between the province government and local levels has led to repetition of budget for some projects while other projects have not been allocated the money.

Bajhang’s Chhabispathibhera Rural Municipality Chair Akkal Dhami said lack of coordination between two governments had led to the problem. This has adversely affected target groups and beneficiaries.

Doti’s Jorayal Rural Municipality Chair Durgadatta Ojha said the province government had erred in project selection. “The constitution clearly stated coordination among three tiers of the governments. But the province government is moving ahead unilaterally,” said Dadeldhura’s Parsuram Municipality Vice-chair Kalawati Bohora.

Province Coordination Council chaired by the Chief Minister is in existence to forge coordination between the local levels and province government. Coordination meeting was held twice in Dhangadi, but not much had changed in the province government’s modus operandi.

Budhiganga Municipality Mayor Dipak Shah of Bajura said province and federal governments were working unilaterally by forming consumers’ committees, bypassing the local levels.

A version of this article appears in print on November 19, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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