Gyan P Neupane is with Republica’s Political Bureau. He covers bureaucracy, governance, earthquake reconstruction, culture, archaeology, among others. He has been in journalism since 2011 being based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
KATHMANDU, April 17: In a bid to expedite the complaint investigation process, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started preparations to deploy civil engineers to look into grievances filed by the survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes in 11 most-affected districts.
KATHMANDU, April 9: With time running out, the government has failed to implement most of the post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation projects despite signing agreements with various donor agencies.
KATHMANDU, April 5: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has asked the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to ease the process of sanctioning concessional home loans for the survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes.
KATHMANDU, March 31: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has proposed to adjust 80 percent of civil servants at the local and provincial levels under the new federal setup. The total number of civil servants is 80,000.
KATHMANDU, March 31: The State Affairs Committee of the Parliament directed the government to form a high-level committee to submit a report with recommendations to the government for adjustment of the civil servants under the federal set-up.
KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for a week-long visit to China Thursday evening, exactly a year after Nepal signed a 10-point agreement with the northern neighbor during the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit.
KATHMANDU, March 20: Although the government started distributing the second tranche of the reconstruction grant some four months ago, less than one percent of the earthquake victims have taken the amount so far.
KATHMANDU, March 16: Eleven years after the end of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, a government taskforce formed to verify more victims of the conflict has verified an additional 3,830 individuals who have suffered in various ways from the insurgency period.
KATHMANDU, March 14: The Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) formed with the mandate of finalizing the number of local units, special, autonomous and protected areas in accordance with the new federal setup submitted its report on Monday without fixing the special, autonomous and protected regions in the country.
KATHMANDU, March 11: The 744 local units delineated under the new federal setup have come into effect from Friday, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa.
KATHMANDU, March 8: The government decided to release at least Rs 10 million immediately to each of the 744 local units delineated under the new federal set up to bring the local administration into operation.
KATHMANDU, March 7: As the number of complaints from earthquake victims is increasing with each passing day, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has been preparing to investigate the complaints through the chief district officers in all 14 most-affected districts.
KATHMANDU, March 5: The government has endorsed the report of the commission formed to set the number and demarcation of local units under the federal system by adding 25 local units on what the commission had recommended.
KATHMANDU, March 5: Adding 25 local units on what the commission formed to fix the number of local units had proposed, the Ministry of Local Development has taken a proposal of forming 744 local units under the federal set-up to the cabinet meeting undergoing now at Singh Durbar.