Constitutional Council meeting concludes; no decision on key appointments

Published On: December 15, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Discussions held on filling vacant positions in constitutional bodies

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The meeting of the Constitutional Council has concluded.

The meeting held at the PM Oli’s official residence in Baluwatar discussed the appointments to be made in various vacant positions in the constitutional bodies, according to Ashok Poudel, the press aide to the National Assembly Chairman, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina. 

The meeting was attended by the PM Oli, NA Chairman Timilsina, and Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR. 

Following the meeting, PM Oli went to Shital Niwas to hold consultations with President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota skipped the meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning. A cabinet meeting later in the day introduced an ordinance to pave the way to convene the CC meeting and make decisions even if there are only three of six CC members are present. 

The existing provision of the CC required at least five members to be present at the meeting to take any decision. Only the post of deputy speaker is vacant in the six-member CC as parties have failed to elect a new deputy speaker.

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