Business advisory panel to be formed

Kathmandu, July 2

The Parliament Secretariat has received names of lawmakers from major political parties, including the main opposition Nepali Congress, to be represented in the Parliamentary Business Advisory Committee.

According to House of Representatives Secretary Gopal Yogi, the committee is likely to be formed on Wednesday.

As per the parties’ representation in the Parliament, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) will have eight members, NC three and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal will have one member each in the committee.

The secretariat has also sought names of lawmakers to be represented in the Parliamentary Public Hearing Committee by today evening, but the NC and the RJP-N have yet to submit the names.  “We have asked the parties to submit names of lawmakers in order to form various parliamentary panels as soon as possible,” Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara said.

The NC has demanded broad representation and leadership in and of the committees.

As the CPN (CPN) Co-Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has returned from Singapore, the ruling and opposition parties are likely to deliberate soon for formation of the committees. However, the ruling NCP (NCP) is in no mood to give the leadership of committees to the NC, except the Public Accounts Committee.

“We have received the names of lawmakers from the ruling parties, but the NC has yet to submit the names,” Yogi said.

As per the secretariat’s request, the parties should submit the names of lawmakers to be represented in the committees by tomorrow.