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Federalism turning expensive for Nepal.

Federalism seems to be only burden for the nation.

It has added administrative cost as the lawmakers and ministers of the State need to be paid when they are lacking business in the assemblies. Moreover, the increasing current expenditure in the budget shows that the government has to allocate a big portion of the budget to pay the politicians and employees accommodated in the State Assemblies. Because of this, Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada in the new budget set only 26 per cent for the capital expenditure. Many experts have been raising voice against the relevancy of the provinces. When there are local levels to carry out development activities, the State government has actually nothing to perform.

Hence, they have become only burden for the cash-crunched country like Nepal. When the biggest chunk of the revenue goes to maintain federalism, development cannot be possible.

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Publication:People's Review (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Date:Jun 19, 2019
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