Lawmakers demand more share of revenue to local level

July 18, 2017 00:15 AM Republica


KATHMANDU, July 17: Lawmakers have demanded more share of revenue collected from natural resources for the local level. 

Registering an amendment proposal on the Inter-governmental financial management bill in the parliament, lawmakers have demanded increment in the share of revenue at the local level than for the province and center. 

The government had proposed allocating just five percent share of revenue to the local level, 10 percent to the respective province and grabbing rest of the 85 percent for the central government.  

The local level can collect revenue from tourism, electricity, forests, mines and minerals. Lawmakers and stakeholders have voiced their concern to allocate most of the revenue collected from these sources to the local units. 

Registering amendment proposal on the provision, CPN-UML lawmaker Prakash Jwala has demanded 5 percent share of revenue to concerned local unit, 30 percent to all the local units in the district, 30 percent to the respective province and the rest 35 percent to the central government. Rajendra Pandey of the same party has demanded 40 percent each share to the local units and province and the rest 20 percent to the center. Parbat Gurung of the UML demanded 50 percent of share to the local units, 20 percent to the province and the remaining 30 percent to the central government.

Ram Chandra Pokhrel of Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded five percent of revenue collection to the concerned local unit, 10 percent to the all local units under the district, 15 percent to the local units in the province, 10 percent to the respective province and the rest 60 to the central government. 

Tek Bahadur Basnet of CPN (Maoist Center) has demanded 30 percent each to the concerned local unit and province and the rest 40 percent to the central government. Ram Narayan Bidari of the same party has demanded 25 percent share to the respective local unit, 25 percent to the province and the rest 50 percent to the center. 

Meena Pun of Rastriya Janamorcha registered amendment proposal on the bill demanding 15 percent share of revenue collection to the local units, 10 percent to the province and 75 percent to the center. 

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