MoE to publish draft of education bills in a week

Published On: January 1, 2018 02:31 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Ministry of Education (MoE) is working to publish the first draft of the bills on education for provinces and local bodies within a week.

In the context of federalism being implemented in the country, the Ministry of Education (MoE) started drafting the education bills for provinces and local bodies, according to MoE officials. A three-member task force headed by Dr. Hari Prasad Lamsal, spokesperson for the MoE, has been formed for drafting the bills. The task force includes Purushottam Nepal, joint-secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, and Babu Ram Paudel, director general at the Department of Education.

"We began the work about a week ago," said Lamsal. "We are rigorously working to incorporate the federal policies at the local levels," he said.

About six months ago, the government issued a 23-point guideline for consolidation of national laws with the provincial and local laws. "On the basis of the guidelines, we are drafting separate education bills for provinces and local bodies," said Lamsal.

The bills prepared by the MoE will need the approval of the provincial parliaments concerned and local bodies for their enforcement.

The MoE plans to bring out the first draft of these bills within a week. "We will complete the first draft within a week and present them for discussion among stakeholders," Lamsal concluded.

There are seven provinces and 753 local bodies across the country as per the Constitution of Nepal 2015.

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