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Local poll after endorsement of Local Self-Governance Bill: DPM Singh

  

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According to him‚ the Bill has proposed the increment of women participation in local body‚ amendment of the Act in line with the Interim Constitution and a provision to have the audit of local bodies by Office of Auditor General.

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Prakash Man Singh has said that the preparations are underway to set a date for local body elections.

Speaking at a programme organised by Communications Development and Research Centre (CDRC) today, Singh said prospects for local body elections would open up after the recently tabled Local Self-Governance Bill will be endorsed by the House.

According to him, the Bill has proposed the increment of women participation in local body, amendment of the Act in line with the Interim Constitution and a provision to have the audit of local bodies by Office of Auditor General.

On the occasion, CDRC Chair Shiva Regmi underscored the need to have elected representatives in local bodies in order to ensure local development.

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