OPMCM seeks information about delay in formulating bills


Kathmandu, June 12: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has sought information from different ministries regarding the delay in formulating significant bills related to constitution implementation.     

At an interaction organised by the OPMCM as per the direction of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' here on Wednesday, 22 ministries including authorities concerned were asked to report about the reason behind the failure move ahead with the drafting of significant bills.     

During the joint meeting of Chiefs and Under-Secretary of Law and Verdict Implementation Section of 22 ministries including the OPMCM, information was sought about the bills which are in different ministries, said PM Prachanda's Press Advisor, Govinda Acharya.     

The ministries were asked to present the bills to the cabinet soon, he added.     

Secretary at the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary, Phanindra Gautam, stressed the need of prioritizing law making task, while noting that it was delaying the parliament business.     

Similarly, Law Secretary at the OPMCM, Leela Devi Gadtaula, pointed out the need of holding discussion with secretary and minister of concerned ministries to more the bill ahead and the issue should be seriously raised at the secretary-level meeting to be held under the leadership of the Chief Secretary.     

Six bills are now under consideration at the Law Ministry, 11 at Finance Ministry and four bills at the Bill Committee of the OPMCM.     

The Law Ministry had on January 29 informed the Prime Minister about the status of 117 bills. Of them, 63 are in first priority, 39 in second priority and 15 in third priority. (RSS)

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