Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel today said that the government could not achieve much due to some serious flaws in the policy making process.

Addressing a programme on implementation of policy and programmes in Hetauda today, CM Poudel said that the planning commission has to play a key role in reforming policy and its implementation.

He said that the slogan of 'Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali' would be incomplete if the working style of leaders and other stakeholders did not change at all three levels - federal, provincial and local levels.

CM Poudel said development planning was not in line with the budget. He added that the present way of implementing plans had to be changed. He added plans and programmes had to be introduced in line with the budget brought by the federal government.

He further said the budget should be allocated as per the criteria. "Result-oriented planning has become necessary," he said.

Vice-chairman Pusparaj Jandel of National Planning Commission said that work would be carried out in coordination with the provincial commission. He said that NPC was ready to work in coordination with the central and provincial levels.

Policy and planning commissions of the seven provinces presented papers on planning, problems and future planning at the programme.

Deputy Secretary Khem Raj Koirala of National Planning Commission informed about the planning system.

At the programme, Financial Affairs and Planning Minister Kailash Prasad Dhungel, Physical Infrastructure Development Minister Rameshwor Phuyal, Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Dawa Dorjee Lama, National Planning Commission and members from policy and planning commissions of all seven provinces, among others, were also present.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 15, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.