Village development committee (Nepal)
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A village development committee (VDC) (Nepali: गाउँ विकास समिति; ‘’gāun bikās samiti’’) in Nepal was the lower administrative part of its Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. Each district had several VDCs, similar to municipalities but with greater public-government interaction and administration. There are currently 3,157 village development committees in Nepal. Each VDC was further divided into several wards (Nepali: वडा) depending on the population of the district; the average being nine wards.
The purposes of a Munucipality are:
- to organize village people structurally at a local level
- to create a partnership between the community and the public sector for element of control and responsibility in development
- to ensure proper use and distribution of state funds
- to ensure a greater interaction between government officials, NGOs and agencies
To keep data and records, and to manage administrative works, there is one village secretary. The position is appointed by the government permanently, from whom they receive a salary. The ward members, ward chief, and VDC chiefs are not paid a salary, but they obtain money according to presence.[clarification needed]
VDC is guided from the district development committee, headquarters, and the chief of DDC is a local development officer (LDO).
Dissolution of VDC
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- List of village development committees of Nepal
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- Village Development Committee (India)
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