CA receives 500 email comments on statute draft in 2 days

KATHMANDU: In only two days, the Constituent Assembly Secretariat has received 500 emails as feedback on the first integrated draft of the new constitution.

The draft constitution has been taken to the public domain for feedback since yesterday.

The Dissemination and Publication Subcommittee formed under the Constituent Assembly's Committee on Citizen Relations and Public Opinion Collection shared this information at a press meet here on Friday.

The CA Secretariat has already deputed staff to arrange programmes to be held in all 240 constituencies on coming July 20 and 21 for collecting people's suggestions.

On these two days, the Secretariat has aimed at receiving suggestions from around 50,000 people in Nepal and from the Nepali embassies abroad, offices of the Non-Resident Nepali Association and other Nepali diaspora organisations, according to the subcommittee.

At least two CA members will reach to every constituency for the task and the Secretariat is learnt to have been making arrangements for the same.

However, it is not compulsory for the Prime Minister, the Constituent Assembly Chairman and the Vice-Chairman to visit districts for people's response. Air route will be opted for reaching to the areas that are not connected with roads.

Nepalis residing abroad can send their views on the draft constitution through the respective Nepali embassies, NRNA offices and other Nepali organisations.

The CA has allocated 15 days to collect people's feedback on the draft constitution.