Nepal | August 12, 2020

Statute implementation found wanting: Jamarkattel

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, April 25

Minister of Internal Affairs and Law of Province 3 Salikram Jamarkattel today accused the central government of not providing enough power to the states according to the new federal constitution.

“There is no doubt that we have all accepted the constitution from the thematic point of view. But in terms of implementation, we have been lacking and not giving enough power to state levels,” said Jamarkattel, during a programme organised by the National Concern and Coordination Committee of the National Assembly.

He said the local bodies and the centre had the same infrastructure and manpower after implementation of the new constitution. “But the province was something new. We bought the carpet for our offices. It has been only four to five months since we got civil servant from the centre,” he added.

Speaking during the programme, Chair of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina said the government has already registered a Bill on coordination between central, province and local levels. “We are going to work on it and complete the task,” he said. He also said bills required for the state and local levels would be completed from the federal parliament as soon as possible.

Timilsina said the government has already formed fiscal commission to solve problems related to fiscal issues.

Former lawmaker and leader of the Nepali Congress, who presented a paper on relations between three tiers of government, said Nepal’s federal constitution was based on cooperation, coordination and coexistence of the three levels of government.

Dil Kumari Rawal of the National Concern and Coordination Committee said the result of discussions would be collected and discussed in the committee’s meeting. “Then we are going to discuss those issues in the National Assembly meetings and send suggestion to the government,” she said.

Her committee has held seven programmes in the seven provinces regarding the problems faced by the three tiers of government on the implementation of the constitution.


A version of this article appears in print on April 26, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Extra-time Fernandes penalty sends United into Europa semis

COLOGNE: Manchester United were forced to dig deep to reach the Europa League semi-finals as Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes converted a 95th-minute penalty to secure a 1-0 win over a stubborn FC Copenhagen side after extra time on Monday. United, who won Europe's second-tier comp Read More...

Coronavirus in APF personnel increases risk of community spread in Jhapa

Jhapa, August 10 It is suspected that COVID-19 has spread at the community level in Gauradah Municipality of Jhapa. With the detection of COVID in five people, including APF personnel today, the risk of COVID spread at the community level has increased in wards 6, 7 and 8 of the municipality. Read More...

Livewire Lukaku leads Inter to Europa League semi-finals

DUSSELDORF: Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen as he tormented the Germans to lead his side into the Europa League semi-finals on Monday. Nicolo Barella put Inter ahead after 15 minutes, driving the ball home after Lukaku's shot w Read More...

COVID cases on the rise in Dharan

Dharan, August 10 The number of people infected with COVID-19 is increasing in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City. Nine more people tested positive for the disease in the city today. After the virus spread in the community from Preeti Valve and Fittings factory in Dharan Industrial Estate, the su Read More...

Bara to set up 400-bed isolation ward

Bara, August 10 Authorities in Bara have decided to set up a 400-bed provincial isolation ward in Jitpursimara Sub-metropolitan City for treatment of coronavirus infected persons. “Work to construct the isolation ward will start from tomorrow and finish in two weeks,” said Jitpursimara sub Read More...

Cases of coronavirus rising among bank staff

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 10 The rising cases of coronavirus among bank staffers across the country have raised serious concerns over the effectiveness of measures adopted by banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to prevent the spread of the virus. As banking services are among essential services an Read More...

Four of a family dead as house collapses in Doti

DOTI: Four members of a family were killed after their house collapsed in Adharsha Rural Municipality-1 of Doti District on Monday night. The deceased have been identified as Loke Luhar, his wife Bishna (35), son Paras (11), daughter Siru (7) and Jenisha (4), informed Deputy Superintendent of Read More...

849 passengers arrive on last day of fourth phase of repatriation

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 10 A total of 849 Nepalis were evacuated today via five flights. According to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) evacuated 151 passengers and Himalaya Airlines repatriated 149 passengers from Doha in Qatar. Himalaya Airlines also brought h Read More...