CIEDP urges PM to amend TRC Act pronto

KATHMANDU: Office bearers of the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) on Thursday asked Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to amend the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014 (TRC Act) pronto.

Holding a meeting with PM Dahal today, they said the amendment would be necessary to effectively carry out its duties as the current law was not clear and complete enough.

On the occasion, the CIEDP Chairman Lokendra Mallik had briefed the Prime Minister about works done by the transitional justice bodies so far and challenges it faced.

Mallik said the CIEDP was facing a crunch of human resources and budget among other problems.

In response, the Prime Minister said he was serious about the problems faced by the body and they would be settled in consultation with the concerned ministries.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajaya Shankar Nayak, Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi, Attorney General Raman Kumar Shrestha and Law Secretary Tek Prasad Dhungana were present on the occasion.