Kathmandu, December 28
Six months after fiscal 2019-20 began, National Planning Commission (NPC), the federal government’s topmost planning body, has prepared 654 projects under the heading of special grants recipients for the ongoing fiscal year.
As per NPC, it has segregated the projects and programmes for the provincial governments and local levels as per their demands and requirements.
Puspa Raj Kadel, the vice-chairperson of NPC, informed that the delay in finalising the projects was caused due to the inability of provincial and local governments to submit their projects earlier as per the procedure developed by the commission.
On December 11, 2018, the government had developed the ‘Procedure for Special Grants’ with necessary provisions regarding the grants to be provided to projects or programmes run by the provincial or local levels.
Of the total 753 local bodies, 149 were deemed ineligible for the special grants as they did not fulfil the criteria set in the procedure.
The federal government may provide special grants for any project or programme to be run by the provincial or local levels for educational development of areas with low literary rate, lacking basic health services, sanitation, water supply and for upliftment of groups or communities, equitable economic and social development, among others.
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