Parliament passes 16 various bills before deadline

Published On: September 18, 2018 05:44 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Both houses of the Federal Parliament have passed 16 various bills related to the implementation of fundamental rights before the deadline of September 18 as stipulated in the constitution. 

The House of Representatives (lower house) and the National Assembly (upper house) have passed the Bill Related to Individual's Privacy, 2075; the Racial and Caste-based Discrimination (Crime and Punishment) Bill first amendment, 2075; the Bill Related to Compulsory and Free Education, 2075 and the Bill Related to Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights, 2075. 

Likewise, the Federal Parliament has passed the Public Health Bill, 2075; the Bill Related to Employment Right, 2075; the Bill on Right to Food Sovereignty, 2075; the Consumer Protection Bill, 2075; the Bill Related to Housing, 2075; the Bill Related to Land (Seventh Amendment), 2075; the Bill Designed to Amend the Act Related to the Rights of People with Disabilities, 2075; the Bill Designed to Amend the Environment Protection Act, 2075 and the Bill on Public Security, 2075. 

Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara gave out this information at a press conference organized by the Federal Parliament on Tuesday. He said these bills have been forwarded for authentication by the President. 

He especially thanked the government and the political parties for their cooperation in passing these bills within the deadline, adding that the bills have been endorsed by fulfilling all the required process. 

National Assembly chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina said the federal parliament had given priority to getting the bills related to the implementation of the fundamental rights passed. He said the remaining bills would also be passed. 

Altogether 32 bills had been registered in the Parliament Secretariat. RSS

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