Local Bodies Restructuring Commission report submission

Local Bodies Restructuring Commission Chairman Balananda Paudel submits the Commission report to Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa in the presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, in Kathmandu, on Monday, March 13, 2017. Photo: PM's Secretariat

KATHMANDU: The Local Bodies Restructuring Commission on Monday submitted its final report to the government, without delineating special, autonomous and protected areas as assigned by the Constitution.

LBRC Chairman Balananda Paudel handed over the report to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa in the presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today.

On the occasion, Paudel suggested that the government conclude delineating special, autonomous and protected areas in consultation with political parties.

He also suggested that the government clearly define rights of the federation, provinces and local bodies for they overlap as mentioned in the Constitution currently, the PM's Secretariat informed in a statement this afternoon.

The statement, however, does not mention anything about what the Prime Minister said about the pending tasks.

He just appreciated the LBRC for "completing [works on] such a serious and complex issue" and said the government would begin its implementation.

He said the governing rights would reach the local level for the first time after the implementation.

DPM Thapa praised the constitutional provision on rights of local bodies claiming they were one of the best in the South Asia region.