The Pokhara Lekhanath Metropolitan City has dropped ‘Lekhanath’ from its name. A notice informing the removal was published in the federal government’s gazette on Monday.
With this, the name of the metropolis has been changed into Pokhara only.
Secretary at Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration Dinesh Thapaliya informed that the change in the name of metropolis was made as per the clause 4(3) of Local Government Operation Act.
The provision of the Act has allowed the two-third majority of the municipal assembly to send the proposal for changing name or centre of the rural municipality and municipality to federal government through the province government.
It may be noted that the municipal assembly held on June 26 had unanimously decided to drop ‘Lekhanath’ from the name of Pokhara Lekhanath Metropolitan City.
With the recommendation of the province government, the federal government had taken the decision to that effect on August 8.
Source: Online Khabar