Three ordinances were tabled and two bills were withdrawn in the first meeting of the ninth convention of Karnali Provincial Assembly.

Minister of Internal Affairs and Planning Binda Man Bista had presented the Karnali Province Public Service Commission (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, ordinance related to terms and conditions along with perks and benefits of Province Public Service Commission office-bearers, 2021, and Karnali Province Sports Development (First Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, yesterday.

Minister Bista presented the ordinances issued by the province chief for regular operation of the province government when there was no proceedings at the Province Assembly.

Likewise, Minister Bista also presented a proposal before the Province Assembly to withdraw the Karnali Province Appropriation Bill, 2021 and Karnali Province Economic Bill, 2021 from the assembly.

On the occasion, CPN-UML Karnali Province Assembly party leader Yamlal Kandel said Province Assembly members should be informed regarding the number of government projects and programmes across the province. "Karnali has witnessed a nurtured culture of how to waste revenue rather than utilising them for the development of the province. The government has been distributing programmes in a disproportionate manner."

Also, speaking on the occasion, chief whip of CPN-Maoist Centre Thammar Bista asked Chief Minister Jeewan Bahadur Shahi to give complete shape to the government.

He also addressed the issue of budget transparency on the occasion.

Likewise, Province Assembly member of CPN (Unified Socialist) Devi Oli underlined the need to seriously review development of the province and implementation of the constitution.

Province Assembly member of Nepali Congress Yagya Bahadur Budha Chhetri said development of the province was possible only through consensus, collaboration and understanding.

A version of this article appears in the print on January 14, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.