PHSC meet asks Speaker to set election date of its chair

Published On: June 20, 2016 10:10 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, June 20: The first meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) held at Singh Durbar on Monday morning has asked Speaker Onsari Gharti to set the date for holding election of committee chairman in line with the rule 180 of parliamentary regulations 2016.

Likewise, the meeting has also formed a three-member task force to prepare work procedure of the committee.

The members of the committee are Anita Kumar Pariyar, Ganesh Man Gururng and Balkrishna Khand.

After eight months of haggling, the two largest political parties - Nepali Congress and CPN-UML -   had finally agreed on Sunday to form a 15-member parliamentary hearings committee and the House the same day endorsed the parliamentary regulations through a majority vote.

With the endorsement of the new parliamentary regulations on Sunday, Parliament has paved the way for initiating parliamentary confirmation hearings for the proposed chief justice, the chief election commissioner, 11 other justices and 22 ambassadors, which have remained pending for long now.

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