POKHARA: Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City has officially dropped ‘Lekhnath’ from its name. A notice informing the removal of Lekhnath was published through the gazette on Monday.
With this, the name of the metropolis has changed to Pokhara only.
Secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, Dinesh Thapaliya, informed that the change in name of the metropolis was made as per Clause 4(3) of Local Government Operation Act-2074 BS.
The provision of the Act has allowed the two-third majority of the municipal assembly to send proposal for changing name or centre of rural municipality and municipality to the federal government through province government.
It may be noted that the municipal assembly held on June 26 had unanimously decided to drop ‘Lekhnath’ from the name of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City. With the recommendation of the province government, the federal government had taken a decision to that effect on August 8.