Writ filed at Supreme Court against Constitution Council amendment ordinance

KATHMANDU: A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court today against the ordinance amending Constitution Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act (First Amendment).

Advocate Om Prakash Aryal filed the writ against the ordinance that seek to amend the act's provision to only allow the Constitutional Council to conduct its meeting when majority members of the Council are present.

This amendment also says that the Council shall take decisions on the basis of consensus, but if consensus is not reached, then on the basis of votes of majority members.

Section 6 (3) of the Act before its amendment stipulated that quorum for the Council could be achieved only when chairperson and four other members were present in the meeting.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari had issued an ordinance on Monday afternoon.

The writ has named Office of the President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, and members of the Constitutional Council including Chief Justice as defendants.