KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachand’ has directed the concerned authorities to expedite the formulation of all federal laws commanded by the constitution.
During his meeting with government secretaries at his office on Sunday, Prime Minister Dahal instructed the secretaries to set standards without any discrimination to depute employees at the local-level on the backdrop of the preparations going on for the local poll.
He warned of punishment in the case of any employee refusing to go to assigned station. He also urged secretaries not to be lenient regarding the implementation of federalism issues, according to Press Advisor to the Prime Minister Govinda Acharya.
He informed the meeting that 38 Acts had been formulated since the promulgation of the constitution while four Acts were in the wait for an authentication, while drafts of five Acts already endorsed by the Legislature-Parliament and 39 bills under consideration in different parliamentary committees.
Stating that all laws required for holding the local level election had already been formulated, he insisted on giving priority to the formulation of federalism-related laws.
Nobody else was supposed to be treated especially while deputing human resources required for holding the local poll, he said, pledging to strongly discourage the trend of undue political influence while sending human resources to the local level in view of the coming local poll scheduled for May 14 this year.
Minister for Law, Justice and Federal Affairs Ajay Shankar Nayak and Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi were also present in the meeting.Follow @gorkhapost
Provincial members take oath of office and secrecy
KATHMANDU — Provincial governors of six provinces, except Province 7, have administered oath of office and secrecy to elected members of Provincial Assembly on Sunday.
The governor of Province 7, Mohan Raj Malla, will be administering the oath to Provincial Assembly members at around 2:30 PM at the Kailali District Coordination Committee Hall today itself.
While the swearing-in ceremony was scheduled for 1 PM today, there has been a delay after Malla had to travel by road after his flight got delayed.
The swearing was held as per the constitution.
The Provincial Chiefs administered the oath to the senior most member of the provincial assembly followed by the latter administering the oath to the remaining members of the House.
Earlier on January 19, the newly appointed governors of the seven provinces took oath of office and secrecy from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas.
Then Election Commission had submitted the list of candidates elected to the provincial assemblies to the seven governors soon after they took their oath from the President.Follow @gorkhapost