Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (Nepal)

Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (Nepali: सङ्घीय मामिला तथा सामान्य प्रशासन मन्त्रालय), (MoFAGA), is the ministry of Nepal that supervises activities undertaken by local governments in Nepal. It also regulates and manages the civil service.[1]

Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration
सङ्घीय मामिला तथा सामान्य प्रशासन मन्त्रालय
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Ministry of Nepal overview
Preceding agencies
  • Home and Panchayat Ministry
  • Ministry of Local Development
HeadquartersKathmandu
27°41′40″N 85°19′32″E / 27.694344°N 85.325521°E / 27.694344; 85.325521Coordinates: 27°41′40″N 85°19′32″E / 27.694344°N 85.325521°E / 27.694344; 85.325521
Minister responsible
Websitemofaga.gov.np

MoFAGA is the only ministry with direct linkage with the country's municipalities, rural municipalities and provinces. It also plays direct role in implementing various eServices in the local governments.[2][3]

BackgroundEdit

  • In 1972, Local Development Department (Nepali: स्थानीय विकास विभाग) under then Home affairs and Panchayat Ministry (Nepali: गृह एवं पञ्चायत मन्त्रालय) was established.
  • In 1982, Local Development Department separately established as Local Development Ministry (Nepali: स्थानीय विकास मन्त्रालय).
  • In 2008, Nepal abolished its monarchy and owned Federalism thus "Federal Affairs" added to "Local Development Ministry".

Divisional BranchesEdit

Ministry has seven divisions, namely

  • Federal Affairs Division
  • General Administration Division
  • Self Governance Division
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Division
  • Planning and Foreign Aid Co-ordination Division
  • Municipality and Environment Management Division and
  • Infrastructure Development Division.[4]

Objectives[5]Edit

The ministry is responsible for enhancing the access of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, region and community to government services. It is particularly responsible for empowering women, dalits, indigenous peoples, Madheshi, Muslims, disabled and ultra-poor people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Tracking eGovernment Services in Nepal | EkendraOnLine.com". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. ^ "Federal affairs ministry concludes adjustment of government employees to three tiers of government". My Republica. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development | Nepal Government". mofald.gov.np. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)