Writ petition against amenities of local level office-bearers
August 18, 2019 08:45 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding the dissolution of the remuneration and amenities that the province-level office-bearers have been taking against the constitution.
In the writ filed today, advocate Lokendra Oli has argued that Articles 220 (8) and 227 of the Constitution only provides for such facilities to the local level people's representative. But misinterpreting the provision, the Province no 2 and 3, Gandaki, Province no 5, Karnali and the Far-Western Provinces have drafted and implemented legislation allowing the province assembly members to take remuneration and allowances.
He has called for immediate resolution of the Act and named the internal affairs and law ministry of all the six provinces as defendants in the petition. The writ has been registered at the constitutional bench, with the hearing slated for coming August 23.
It may be noted that the Province Assembly of Province no 1 has drafted and enforced a law that provides only allowances and not remuneration for the province assembly members and office-bearers.