Participants of National Coordination Council's first meeting held in Pokhara, Kaski on Saturday. (Photo: RSS)
POKHARA: The first-ever meeting of the National Coordination Council took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in Pokhara on Saturday.
The Council chaired by the Prime Minister includes the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, the Minister of Federal Affairs and General Administration, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Chief Ministers of the Provincial Governments, and the Leader of the main opposition party in the House of Representatives or a member of the Federal Parliament appointed by her/him.
Seven members representing the head of the municipality, rural municipality, or district coordination committee representing the seven provinces are also members of the Council.
The Council came into being with the introduction of the Federation, Province, and Local Level Coordination and Inter-relations Act, 2077 BS.
NCC is authorized to work for functional coordination between the three levels of government. It also has the power to from making laws and policies on the implementation of concurrent rights at the federal, province, and local levels.