Nepal | January 19, 2020

Govt drafting 29 bill proposals

Jagdishor Panday

Kathmandu, April 23

The government is drafting 29 bill proposals to register during the upcoming budget session of the Parliament starting from April 29. However, there are already 29 bills pending in the Parliament.

The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has given approval to draft the 29 bill proposals to the related ministries after the Cabinet’s approval. “As soon as they complete their draft bills, the ministry will register them at the Parliament Secretariat,” MLJPA Spokesperson Dhan Raj Gyawali told The Himalayan Times.

Thirteen ministries, including the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, are preparing the drafts of the bill proposal. The PM’s office is preparing five draft bill proposals, including the draft of an amendment bill of the Impeachment Act proposal.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is preparing four draft bill proposals, including draft of the Federal Police bill proposal.

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is preparing a draft of Medical Council Bill proposal. The Ministry of Finance is preparing three draft bill proposals. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply (2); the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation (2); the Ministry of Youth and Sports (2); the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (3); the Ministry of forests and Environment (2); the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (1); the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (1); the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (1); the Ministry of Health and Population (1) and the Ministry of  Water Supply is preparing one draft bill.

There are 29 bills in the Parliament. Of them, the last bill the government registered in the Parliament Secretariat was the bill on managing proper relations among federal, province and local levels. The Parliament has to come up with some crucial laws that are necessary to implement the new constitution.  Those important pending bills are: Peace and Security bill, Federal Public Service Commission bill, Nepal Police Adjustment bill and the Federal Civil Servants Bill.

“The Parliament has a lot of work to do. The government has already registered many bills and will be registering more bills during the new session,” said law minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal.

A version of this article appears in print on April 24, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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