Introduction

Profile: Ministry of Local Development

As a focal organization for promoting local development and decentralization, the main objectives and roles and responsibilities are as follows:

The Objectives of the Ministry

As a focal organization for promoting local development and decentralization, the main objectives and roles and responsibilities are as follows:

The Objectives of the Ministry    

  • Contribute in the poverty reduction by mobilizing local means and resources, utilizing skill and technology to the optimum level and creating employment opportunity.
  • Enhance access of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, region and community to the service and facility delivered.
  • Capacity building of local government through local self governance and contribute to promote local good governance.
  • Empowerment of women, dalit, indigenous, Madheshi, Muslim, disable and ultra-poor people through social mobilization and their mainstreaming into the wave of development.
  • Ensure inclusive development by enhancing peoples' participation in decision making and planning process.

Roles and Responsibilities of MLD
( as per the Nepal Government Work Division Regulation, 2064)    

  • Formulation of policies, plans and programs related to local self-governance, local development, remote area development, rural and community development, and water supply drainage and sanitation at local level and their implementation, monitoring and evaluation,
  • Training, research and investigation related local self governance, local development, rural and remote area development, community development, and water supply and sanitation at local level,
  • Demarcation and mapping of Village Development Committee, municipality, district, zone and development region,
  • Coordination of local development p Local human resource and programmes,
  • Mobilization of local human resource and people's participation,
  • Necessary arrangement for local development related international conference and relations,
  • Management of local Level fair and market,
  • Coordinate and develop cordial  relation among local bodies,
  • Administration of vital registration,
  • Policy formulation, implementation and monitoring related to decentralization and devolution,
  • Identification of local technology and its promotion,
  • Activities related to rural development,
  • Local infrastructure and agriculture road construction and maintenance.
  • Activities related to the development of indigenous, dalits and janajatis.
  • Social security,
  • Coordination with regional and international organizations for rural and local development etc.