The draft constitution lumps together district level with village and town level – which becomes the new “local level”:
Paragraph 60. Structuring of the State:
(1) The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal shall have three
main levels of structuring: federal, provincial and local.
(6) There shall be rural municipality, municipality and district assembly under the local level. The number of wards of the rural municipality shall be specified by law.
(8) The Government of Nepal shall form a commission to determine the number and area of the village municipality, municipality and special structures. The commission shall have to follow the criteria determined by the government of Nepal while determining the number and area of the village municipality, municipality and special structures.
(9) The formation of the commission according to sub-clause (8) shall be done within six months from the date of commencement of this constitution. The term of the commission shall be for one year.