Govt’s policies, programmes receive 7 amendment proposals at House

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers from different political parties have registered amendment proposals to the policies and programmes of the government, today.

President Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday had presented the government's policies and programmes for the next fiscal year in the Legislature-parliament.

Lawmakers, Gopal Dahit of the Tharuhat Tarai Party Nepal, Jangali Lal Ray of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, Sushil Kumar Shrestha of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Ram Kumar Rai of Khumbuwan Rastriya Morcha and Min Pun of Rastriya Janamorcha registered the amendment proposals in the House.

Similarly, Durga Paudel of Rastriya Janamorcha, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel of UCPN-Maoist and Anuradha Thapa of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party registered the proposals.

The Parliament is currently holding discussions over the policies and programmes.

The proposal registered by lawmaker Dahit demands that the government include sickle cell anemia disease controlling programmes and managing free of cost medicine to the victims.

Similarly, the proposal registered by lawmaker Ray demand for replacing the phrase ‘Development Region’ by ‘province’ and setting up sound boarding schools and health science institutions in each provinces.

Similarly, the RPP-N lawmaker’s proposal demands fixing the date for local bodies' elections by December, controlling the religious conversion, providing Rs 5 million loans in one per cent interest rate for quake victims for construction of the houses in urban areas and Rs 2.5 million in rural areas.

Likewise, the proposal registered by lawmaker Rai demands carrying out special educational plans for strengthening the access of indigenous people and allocating more budgets to Ram Prasad Rai Memorial Foundation.

Similarly, the proposal registered by RJN lawmaker duo Pun and Paudel demands for setting up family courts to end violence against women, forming a high level commission for improving and modernising the jails, ensuring the free judiciary and ecology protection programmes as well.

Similarly, they have demanded to end privatisation and commercialization of education sector.

UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Pokharel in his amendment proposal comments that the policies and programmes were traditional and they even failed to address the problems of poor farmers, deprived groups and Dalit communities.

The amendment proposal registered by NWPP lawmaker Thapa calls for intensifying the post disaster reconstruction, controlling human trafficking, ending the political influence in the appointments to the various posts in universities, developing the employment generating industries inside the nation.