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Chapter – 7 Provisions On Solid Waste Management Council

Chapter – 7 Provisions On Solid Waste Management Council
23. Constitution of a Council:
1) A Solid Waste Management Council has been constituted for the
purpose of formulating a policy to be adhered for the management
of solid waste,
2) There shall be the following members of the Council constituted
under the Sub-section (1)
(a) Minister, Ministry of Local Development – Chairperson
(b) Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning
and Infrastructure Development – Member
(c) Secretary, Ministry of Industry – Member
(d) Secretary, Ministry of Environment – Member
(e) Secretary, Ministry of Health and Population – Member
(f) Secretary, Ministry of Local Development – Member
(g) Secretary, Ministry of Planning Commission – Member
(h) Chief, Kathmandu Metropolitan city – Member
(i) Five members nominated from among the chief of
municipalities ensuring representation of the five
development regions -Member
j) Five members nominated from among officials of the
organization or federation by the Government of Nepal,
among them three members shall be the women – Member
k) Two members, at least one women nominated by the Council
from among the inhabitants of the area declared by the
Government of Nepal as the seriously affected area – Member
l) Representative from Nepal Chamber of Commerce and
Industry – Member
m) Two members nominated by the Council from among the
specialists and scientists in the area of solid waste
management including one woman – Member
n) One representative nominated by the Council from among
community organizations working in the area of management
of solid waste – Member
o) Executive Director of Solid Waste Management Technical
Cooperation Centre -Member – Secretary
3) The tenure of office of member nominated in the Council under
Sub-section (2) shall be of four years and he/ she may be
re-nominated.
4) The tenure of office of member nominated in the Council under (i)
(k) (n) shall be of four years and may not be re-nominated.
5) The Centre shall work as Secretariat of the Council.
24. Responsibilities, Powers and Duties of the Council:
The responsibilities, powers and duties of the Council shall be as
follows:
a) To formulate national policy on the management of solid waste and
to submit for approval of the Government of Nepal.
b) To make policy arrangements among the concerned agencies for
co-ordination.
c) To approve a standard for fixing service charges for maintaining
uniformity, while fixing service charges by the Local Body.
d) To determine a percentage of the investment if any, investment is
needed to be made by the Local Body for the proposal of the solid
waste management works in an integrated manner.
e) To perform other functions as prescribed.
25. The Meeting of the Council and Decisions:
1) The meeting of the Council shall be held at least once a year, on
the date, time and venue as designated by the Chairperson.
2) The chairing of the meetings shall be made by the Chairperson and,
in his/her absence, by the person selected from among the member
themselves.
3) The quorum of the meetings shall be more than fifty percent of
total members present in the meeting.
4) The decisions of the meeting of the Council shall be generally
made by consensus. If the consensus is not reached then by a
majority of votes and in case of a tie the casting vote shall be made
by the person chairing the meeting.
5) The Council may, if necessary, invite a national or foreign expert
or concerned official at the meeting of the Council as an observer.
6) The decision of the Council shall be certified by the Member
Secretary.
7) Other procedural matters regarding Council meeting shall be as
prescribed by the Council itself.

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