Deuba forms Central Executive Committee amid protests

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has formed a 29-member Central Executive Committee under its Central Working Committee on Sunday.

The CEC can take major decisions without holding the Central Working Committee meeting as the party's constitution allows it to perform all the work in between two CWC meetings. The decisions, however, have to be endorsed by the CWC.

The CWC meeting that began today endorsed the proposal tabled by President Sher Bahadur Deuba for the same, according to NC Office Secretary Pradip Parajuli.

Though some CWC members including Shekhar Koirala had opposed the proposal claiming the names proposed did not give a respect to the senior leaders, the majority endorsed it.

Party Vice-President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Joint General Secretary of the CWC are ex-officio members of the Central Executive Committee chaired by the President, according to the Article 29 of Nepali Congress Constitution.

Likewise, the leader of Parliamentary Party and the party spokesperson are also included in the Central Executive Committee by virtue of their positions. The party statute says the CWC can choose other CWC 22 members as the Central Executive Committee members.

While as many as 25 CWC members have been picked for the powerful committee today, the CWC now would elect the Vice-President, the General Secretary and the Joint General Secretary from the same list, according to CWC member Ramesh Rijal.

The CEC formed today includes the following members:

  1. President Sher Bahadur Deuba
  2. Senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel
  3. General Secretary Shashanka Koirala
  4. Treasurer Sita Devi Yadav
  5. Prakash Man Singh
  6. Krishna Prasad Sitaula
  7. Gopal Man Shrestha
  8. Bimalendra Nidhi
  9. Kul Bahadur Gurung
  10. Khum Bahadur Khadka
  11. Chitra Lekha Yadav
  12. Purna Bahadur Khadka
  13. Ram Sharan Mahat
  14. Arjun Narasingha KC
  15. Bal Bahadur KC
  16. Mahesh Acharya
  17. Narahari Acharya
  18. Pradeep Giri
  19. Bal Krishna Khand
  20. Gyanendra Bahadur Karki
  21. Ramesh Rijal
  22. Narayan Khadka
  23. Minendra Rijal
  24. Prakash Sharan Mahat
  25. Farmullah Mansur
  26. Man Bahadur BK
  27. Sujata Koirala
  28. Dilendra Prasad Badu
  29. NP Saud

  • Article 31 of Nepali Congress's Constitution describes the duties of Central Executive Committee:

    - It will perform all the work in between two CWC meetings

    - It will present a report of its work to the CWC and get it endorsed as soon as possible

    - It will review all departments under the party's central office

    - It will frequently hold joint discussions with the Parliamentary Party's working committee and coordinators of PP's subject committees

    There are four committees -- Executive, Parliamentary, Discipline and Election, and 42 departments under the CWC


Nepali Congress holds CWC meeting after 5 months

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today has called the meeting of party's Central Working Committee at the Central Office in Sanepa.

The meeting began at 8:30 am today. The CWC members are expected to discuss strategy for the upcoming local level elections as well as party's current stand on the Constitution amendment.

On the issue of Constitution amendment, the party is likely to go for passage of the Constitution amendment bill by postponing revision of provincial boundaries. "Though there are alternatives, Madhes-based leaders are likely to insist on the revision of provincial boundaries," said NC leader Farmullaha Mansur.

President Deuba is to discuss the formation of the 29-member Central Executive Committee and central departments, a year after the general convention. As per the party's statute, they should have been formed within two months after the convention. It also says that the CEC should include all office bearers and 22 central members.

Earlier the CWC meeting called for Thursday morning was postponed for today citing unspecified reasons.