KATHMANDU, June 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed 20 commissioners of various constitutional bodies including the Public Service Commission and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).

Human Rights Watch, International Commission of Jurists and Amnesty International have demanded that the government should  withdraw ordinance amending law to make appointments to constitutional bodies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Supreme Court on Friday registered a writ petition filed by Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota, seeking the invalidation of the recent appointments in various constitutional bodies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Police have arrested scores of leaders and cadres belonging to the Dahal-Nepal-led faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) as they took to the streets in Kathmandu Valley to enforce the general shutdown on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Newly-appointed members of various constitutional bodies have taken the oath of office and secrecy this morning.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: All those recommended by the Constitutional Council for the appointment in various constitutional bodies are receiving oaths of office and secrecy amidst a special function being organized at the President's Office in Shital Niwas today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon against the recently-issued ordinance by the government amending the Constitution Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act (First Amendment).

Discussions held on various appointments to fill vacant positions in constitutional bodies

Only two constitutional bodies -- PSC and Office of the Auditor General-- are functioning full fledgedly

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The government on Tuesday introduced an ordinance to amend the existing Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures).

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting which was supposed to take place earlier this morning has been rescheduled for 5 pm today. The meeting was postponed after speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Sapkota skipped the meeting.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: A meeting of the Constitutional Council that was scheduled to be held on Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: A meeting of the Constitutional Council will take place coming Sunday to discuss filling longstanding vacancies at various constitutional bodies including the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Election Commission (EC), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and National Women's Commission (NWC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Prime Minister KP Oli is planning to fill the longstanding vacancies at various constitutional bodies immediately after the by-elections, which are scheduled for November 30.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: There was huge optimism among people that the country was headed on the path of peace and stability after the formation of a new government with a near two-thirds majority in parliament. But such optimism has started to fade as people from different walks of life have started heating up the street again on a routine basis.

Why this delay?

July 1, 2019 09:57 am

With the head of government enjoying comfortable majority in the parliament, one would expect that all constitutional bodies are working as per the stated objectives of those bodies. This has not been the case now. As things stand, the Constitutional Council (CC) headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has failed to appoint heads and other office bearers of various constitutional commissions although the constitution mandates that such appointments are made promptly.

KATHMANDU, June 14: After federal ministries and constitutional bodies appeared reluctant to provide their bylaws, regulations, directives and guidelines to parliament for examination, the Delegated Legislation and Government Assurance Committee of the National Assembly is now planning to disclose the names of these ministries and government bodies in the full House.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Constitutional Council, which is headed by the prime minister, picked the new head of the Election Commission on Monday just a day after the outgoing chief election commissioner retired from the post.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has decided to probe the citizenship certificate, academic documents and political affiliation of Muslim Commission Chairperson-nominee Samim Ansari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee received complaints against the proposed chairperson of the National Muslim Commission, Samim Ansari.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended names for the head of five constitutional bodies.