Speaker engages parliamentary committees for the formulation of an operational calendar


KATHMANDU, Jan. 21: Speaker Devraj Ghimire has held talks with the chairs of the parliamentary thematic committees in order to develop a calendar that will outline how the parliament will convene during the next session.

Speaker Ghimire told reporters after the joint talks that the goal of the sessions was to create a schedule for better parliament meeting management in the next session. During the debates, separate calendars for the next 15 days, the next 30 days, and the entire session were discussed. A number of recommendations were also made concerning the schedule of the legislative session.

The speaker said that talks about the necessary preparations for the impending winter session were held, and that input and suggestions regarding its convening as soon as feasible had been received.

Speaker Ghimire learned about the status of bills and unresolved issues in the committees during the meeting. He instructed the committees to have meetings as needed in order to hasten the consensus-based finalization of laws.

The Speaker directed the committees to work together in this regard as well as on the cooperation of various committees dealing with the same subjects.

Speaker Ghimire revealed that the topic of the discussion was the committees’ interaction with donor agencies. It was suggested that this kind of support be coordinated and directed through the Secretariat of Parliament.

Bhanubhakta Joshi, the chair of the committee for education, health, and information technology; Bimala Subedi, the chair of the committee for law, justice, and human rights; Dr. Arzu Rana, the chair of the committee for agriculture, cooperatives, and natural resources; Ram Hari Khatiwada, the chair of the committee for state affairs and good governance; and Santosh Chalise, the chair of the finance committee, were present at the meeting.

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