Winter session of parliament passes three bills, prorogation effective today

Published On: April 14, 2024 09:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 14: The current session of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been prorogued from today. 

In the HoR meeting today, Speaker Devraj Ghimire read out a letter received from the President, proroguing the winter session of parliament.

The Speaker announced that the HoR’s current session automatically ends at 12 midnight today, April 14. In the meeting, he informed the House about the work carried out by the House of Representatives in the current session. The current session started on January 16.

It is said the HoR conducted its parliamentary business, convening 23 times in 23 days and for a total 81 hours and 55 minutes. Three bills, namely, the Monitoring and Evaluation Bill, the Food Purity and Quality Bill and the Anti-Money Laundering Bill, were passed in this session. 

After the Nepali Congress lawmakers stood from their respective seats at the outset of the meeting, the Speaker said that the meeting of the HoR would be moved ahead as per the decision and understanding reached in the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee. 

The meeting continued after the Speaker informed the House that the items no 1 to 7 of the agenda of the meeting set for today have been removed. 

Speaker Ghimire presented in the HoR for its approval the notice relating to the lawmakers remaining absent in 10 or more meetings in the current session, in accordance with Rule 213 (1) of the House of Representatives Regulations. The meeting approved the proposal.



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