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Today's HoR meeting put off without entering business


Nepalnews
2024 May 24, 16:08,

 Today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been postponed without taking up the day's agenda.

The meeting, called for 11:00 am, was started around one and half hour's delay. Soon after the beginning of the meeting, the opposition parties including the Nepali Congress obstructed the session.

Saying a meeting of taskforce of the Parliamentary Probe Committee was underway as per the demand of the opposition parties, Speaker Devraj Ghimire urged the opposition parties to felicitate to run the meeting.

"Both ruling parties and opposition parties are equally accountable and responsible for make environment conducive for putting views by lawmakers and taking the meeting ahead. So I urge lawmakers of the opposition parties to move ahead with this responsibility," said Speaker Ghimire.

Speaker Ghimire announced the postponement of the meeting after the opposition parties continued the obstruction. The next meeting has been scheduled at 11:00 am on May 26.

Today's meeting had the agendas to read the letter regarding allocation of additional portfolios to some ministers received from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, nomination of the members chairing the meeting as per the Rule 10 of the House of Representatives Regulation, 2079.

Similarly, Chairperson of the Education, Health and Information Technology Committee, Ammar Bahadur Thapa was scheduled to table the Committee's report-2080, related to Security printing Bill while lawmaker Prem Suwal was scheduled to present a proposal regarding rejection of 'Ordinance to Amend some Nepal Acts Related to Investment Felicitation-2024' in today's meeting.

In the House session today, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Damodar Bhandari was scheduled to present a proposal seeking approval of the Ordinance to Amend Some Nepal Acts Related to Investment Facilitation, 2024.

Similarly, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Bhanubhakta Joshi was set to present a proposal on forwarding the 'Federal Civil Service Bill, 2023 to the related committee for the clause-by-clause discussion while Minister Bhandari was set to present a proposal on sending the Bill on E-commerce, 2023 to the thematic committee concerned for holding cluse-wise discussions on it.

Likewise, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' was to present a proposal seeking that the House start deliberations on the Annual Policy and Programmes of the Government of Nepal for Fiscal Year 2024/25 included in the address made by President to the joint session of both houses of the Federal Parliament on May 14, 2024.

Presentation of amendment proposals on the Annual Policy and Programmes of the Government of Nepal for the Fiscal Year 2024/25 received from the HoR lawmakers and the Prime Minister responding to the queries raised during the deliberations was one among the agendas of the HoR meeting.

Also included in the agenda of the meeting today was putting to a decision the Annual Policy and Programmes of the Government of Nepal for Fiscal Year 2024/25 included in the address made by President to the joint session of both houses of the Federal Parliament on May 14, 2024.


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