Lawmakers continue discussions on appropriation bill
July 7, 2017 04:21 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, July 7: The parliament has been discussing the appropriation bill in the last few days. Today's discussion is centred in the different topics related to eight ministries.
Speaking in today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmakers Prem Suwal and Dilli Prasad Kafle have proposed to cut the expenditure amount allocated to these ministries.
They have stated that the government was failing to maintain transparency and good governance.
Lawmakers proposed for reducing the expenditure amount allocated for Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation, Cooperatives and poverty Alleviation, Ministry of General Administration, Ministry of Irrigation, Ministry of Information and Communications and Ministry of Health.
Similarly, discussions were also centred in the Office of the President, Office of the Vice- President, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Office of the National Planning Commission demanding to reduce the expenditure amount.
Speaking in the meeting Nepali Congress lawmaker Ram Ayodhya Prasad Sah said that the budget was prepared following the traditional way however, the nation has adopted the modality of federal republican. He further complained that the budget was allocated under the political influence.
Likewise, CPN (UML) lawmaker Bhim Rawal demanded for allocating more budgets for local levels to transform them as local government. He further said that the peoples' participation in the local level had paved the way for stabilization of the system urging to bring required laws to enforce the constitution.
CPN (Maoist Centre) Shakti Basnet stressed on making working together culture as previous government announces budget and next government is found formed while implementing it.
He further demanded for allocating adequate budget for Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation and extending the health insurance. RSS