Government of Nepal
Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development
Immediate Relief Package in Earthquake Affected Area: Operational Guidelines, 2015
The Government of Nepal has declared 12 districts as most affected districts from the earthquake of 25th
April 2015 and many subsequent shocks. The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has issued
operational guidelines on 30th April 2015 to operate immediate relief package through local bodies in
highly affected 12 districts from the earthquake with following provisions.
Provide NPR 900 thousand per VDC to all the VDCs (253) of Sindhupalchok, Gorkha, Nuwakot,
Rasuwa and Dhading districts.
Provide NPR 450 thousand per VDC to all the VDCs (242) of Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchowk, Dolakha,
Ramechap and Sindhuli districts.
Provide NPR 200 thousand per Ward to all the Wards (578) of Municipalities (38) of 11 districts
(Sindhupalchok, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dhadhing, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok,
Dolakha, Ramechap and Sindhuli).
The special grant shall be made available to VDCs through DDCs and to municipalities directly
from the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development from the grant amount of the Local
Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) under the budget head 26312
and line number 365819. The District Disaster Relief Committee shall be informed by the
respective Local Development Officer/Executive Officer on the release and expenditure of fund.
Respective VDCs and municipalities shall spend the fund within 30 days from any budget heading
of respective VDC/Municipalities as per the operational guidelines. DDC shall provide fund to
VDCs from any account of respective DDCs, in case there is no fund in VDC account. Expenditure
shall be reimbursed after receiving the fund through regular process.
Situation analysis shall be carried out to determine the priority for investment in affected Wards.
VDCs and Municipalities shall spend the fund in the area given below based on severity of impact
of the earthquake; however fund shall not be distributed equally among 9 Wards. Area of
investment are as follows:
a. Drinking water, Jeevanjal and first aid management
b. Temporary shelter management
c. Management of food for maximum seven days
d. Management of temporary toilets and sanitation
Especially, women, children, helpless, physically disabled people, senior citizens and ultra poor
shall be given priority in allocating the fund.
A committee shall be formed consisting of following individuals for allocation, mobilization and
monitoring of fund.
VDC Secretary/ Municipality Ward Secretary
Coordinator of Ward Citizen Forums
WCF‘s women representative selected by the committee
Social Mobilizer of LGCDP
(VDC staff shall be nominated as the Member-Secretary by the Coordinator if Social Mobilizer post
is vacant)
9 Respective Ward Citizen Forum shall be mobilized as per the Operational Guidelines.
10 The Committee shall exist until 15th June 2015. The fund shall be spent by 8th June 2015. VDC shall
return the unspent amount to DDC. The Committee shall conduct a public audit of the expenditure
by 15th June 2015.VDCs shall provide expenditure report through DDC to the MoFALD while
Municipalities shall provide expenditure report to the MoFALD and DDC.
11 Respective Regional Coordination Unit, LGCDP shall facilitate in implementing the Operational
Guidelines 2072.