Kathmandu, September 19
Budget session of the Parliament that had commenced on April 29, ended today. The session of the Parliament passed government’s policies and programmes, budget for the new fiscal and some bills. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, registered in the House last year, which was supposed to be passed much earlier, was not endorsed by the Parliament.
In 144 days since the budget session of the Parliament started, the House of Representatives held as many as 65 meetings on 60 business days. The HoR discussed for 193 hours during the budget session of the Parliament. Seventeen bills were registered by the government in the HoR, out of which seven were passed by both the Houses.
Of the 17 bills, five were not tabled in the HoR and four were under discussion. The National Assembly, the Upper House of the Parliament held total 51 meetings on 47 business days. The Upper House passed 19 bills and held its meetings for 110 hours, during the session.
A version of this article appears in print on September 20, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.