Issue of school textbook shortage raised in National Assembly session

Published On: July 5, 2022 09:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 5: The National Assembly, the Upper House of the Federal Parliament, has unanimously approved its decision to send the 'COVID-19 Crisis Management Bill, 2078 BS' to the Legislation Management Committee for clause-wise deliberations on it. 

Minister for Health and Population, Bhawani Prasad Khapung had presented a proposal to this end in the National Assembly meeting on Monday. 

Speaking in the 'special hour' of the National Assembly session on Monday, lawmakers drew the government's attention towards the students not getting textbooks for a long time after the commencement of the school's new academic session. 

Bimala Rai Poudyal expressed concern, saying the state structures such as the judiciary and constitutional commissions were becoming weaker in recent days. "The parliament has not been able to bring important bills related to the Citizenship Act and the Federal Civil Service Act. I am worried over this in my capacity as the lawmaker," she said. 

Bina Pokharel drew the attention of the government regarding the damage caused by floods and landslides to life and property in various places of the country and called for proper compensation to the affected families. 

Tulasa Kumari Dahal stressed that the government should monitor whether or not the Health Insurance Scheme has been implemented. She called the attention of the government on the students not getting the school textbooks for a long time even after the start of the school new calendar.

Narayan Datta Mishra drew the attention of the government over the problem faced by the farmers due to the shortage of fertilizer in the rice planting season. 

The National Assembly will next meet at 11 AM on July 7.



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