KATHMANDU, July 1: The Legislature-Parliament continued discussions on various headings of the Appropriation Bill, 2016 in its meeting today.
The parliament today deliberated on the topics related to the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labor and Employment, the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation and the Ministry of Finance under the Appropriation Bill.
Taking part in the discussions, the lawmakers from the ruling parties said that the budget has opened the gate to economic prosperity and that development would take a leap forward while the lawmakers from the opposition parties described it as a parcel of assurances only. They also criticized the budget saying it allocated the budget in a lopsided manner, earmarking more budget to some districts at the expense of others.
They said although some of the development projects brought by the budget were laudable, adequate attention should be given to making them effective and qualitative.
The MPs stressed the need of making the vocational training more effective and formulating a special plan for increasing the quality in the education sector.
Similarly, they raised various issues related to the Ministry of Labor and Employment, the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, the Ministry Water Supply and Sanitation and called on the government to address these problems in a time-bound manner.
The MPs taking part in the discussions were Arjun Prasad Joshi, Ganga Lal Tuladhar, Santu Darai, Anandi Bom, Kamal BK, Nabindra Raj Joshi, Yagya Raj Sunuwar, Lalita Kumari Regmi, Lila Devi Shrestha, Bharat Kumar Shah, Tukaraj Sigdel, Dhana Maya BK, Narayan Man Bijukchhe, Dhyan Govinda Ranjit, Keshari Gharti Magar, Taraman Gurung, Seshnath Adhikari, Pemba Lama, Kamal Prasad Pangeni, Ram Kumar Bhattarai, Rajendra Kumar KC and Hitraj Pandey.
The Legsilature-Parliament will next meet at 11 am on July 3. RSS