Published On: December 19, 2022 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Federal Parliament Secretariat has intensified its preparations to administer the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-elected members of the House of Representatives (HoR).
Once the President administers oath of office and secrecy to the senior-most member among the newly-elected members, other members would be sworn in later.
In order to identify the senior-most member, the Parliament Secretariat has already sent a letter to the Election Commission (EC) requesting to provide details of age in this regard.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called upon the parties to present their claim for Prime Minister in seven days within December 25.
Among the newly-elected members, the age details of Chitra Bahadur KC, Mahantha Thakur, Mahendra Roy Yadav and Pashupati Shumsher Rana seem to be scrutinized.
If any member wishes to take oath of office in their own mother language, s/he shall arrange translation of the oath paper into the concerned language and inform the parliament-secretariat three days before the oath-taking ceremony.
According to the information provided by the Secretariat, as many as 36 members had taken oath in 11 mother languages (excluding Nepali) after the House of Representatives election, 2074 BS. The members, as informed, were administered with oath of office in Maithili, Tharu, Bhojpuri, Magar, Hindi, Abadhi, Nepal Bhasha, Banjika, Newari, Urdu and Tamang languages.
The Secretariat would also offer a logo to the newly-elected members of the HoR on the oath-taking ceremony. Each logo is prepared at the cost of Rs 5,800.
Though the swearing-in day has yet to be fixed, the ceremony would be held at the parliament building in New Baneshwor within five days.
Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Dr Rojnath Pandey said the members would be provided with a bag containing the Constitution, diary, pen, parliamentary regulation, directives and other publications.
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