Local-Self Governance in Federal Nepal: A Critical Review

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  • Dilli Raj Gautam Assistant Professor in Political Science, Department of Political Science Dhawalagiri Multiple Campus, Baglung, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ps.v21i1.59462

Keywords:

Accountability, autonomy, democracy, federal structure, local government

Abstract

This paper sheds light on local self-governance in Nepal, including its structure, components, practice, prospects, and limitations critically, while raising questions such as: what were the reasons for transforming the unitary system of governance into the federal structure, what are the principles of local government, and how does it work under the federal framework? It is a descriptive and analytical paper that best uses data from secondary sources and observing functions of local governments. The study's theoretical foundation is based on good governance principles, aimed at improving the quality of service delivery by the local government in Nepal. The elected representatives of the local government make plans and policies for public welfare, utilizing the power conferred on them by the law. By evaluating the historical landscapes, practices, and outcomes of local self-governance, it has been concluded that the quality of the government is the result of a continuous interface among system capabilities, public response, and accountability.

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Published

2023-11-02

How to Cite

Gautam, D. R. (2023). Local-Self Governance in Federal Nepal: A Critical Review. Pragnya Sarathi प्रज्ञा-सारथि, 21(1), 60–66. https://doi.org/10.3126/ps.v21i1.59462

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