KATHMANDU, April 8: About 150 amendment proposals have been registered on the Bill, 2080, which was made to make provisions regarding the formation, operation, and conditions of service of the Federal Civil Service. As the time for amendments was until Sunday, the Parliament Secretariat said that 150 amendments had been made by 5 PM on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLMCPA) has started the process to bring the ownership of land exceeding the ceiling back to individuals again. For this, the ministry is preparing to amend the Land Act, 2021.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: The government is preparing to extend the contracts of projects that have failed to complete the work on time. The government has approved the 13th amendment to the Public Procurement Regulation, 2080, and has legally opened the way to extend the deadline for projects that contractors have not completed on time. The government reportedly amended the regulations under pressure from construction entrepreneurs.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27:  A network of deputy mayors of the local governments in the Kathmandu Valley has demanded revision to the bill designed to amend the Local Government Operation Act, 2074.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government has decided to issue an ordinance to bring amendment to the Fiscal Procedures and Financial Accountability Act, 2076 BS.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The Treaty of Commerce with India has been automatically renewed. Although Nepal had been calling for renewing the treaty with amendments for a long time, ultimately it was automatically renewed without any amendment.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has said the government will move ahead by amending the Tourism Act as an amendment was imperative for the development of the tourism sector.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has requested suggestions from stakeholders for the purpose of amending the Cyber Security Bylaw 2020.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The Accountability Watch Group has objected to the fact that an amendment bill has been presented in parliament to politicize criminal cases.

Corruption and anti-corruption are very much in the headlines. Besides media revealing high-profile cases, there are a couple of factors triggering the debate. First, some bills related to corruption and anti-corruption (amending corruption control Act, Procurement Act, the CIAA Act) are underway for amendment in the parliament.

GANDAKI, Feb 4: A bill was presented in the meeting of the Gandaki Provincial Assembly on Friday to amend the Appropriation Act, 2079.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The second meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the 'Bill designed to Amend Some Nepal Act-2079 BS'.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal Maoist Victims Association, conflict victim community and civil society staged a protest demanding an immediate amendment to the Bill for the Amendment of the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014 that the Government of Nepal registered in parliament on 15 July 2022, at Maitighar Mandala on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The CPN-UML has decided to hold the Statute General Convention to bring amendments in the party's statute from October 1 to 3 in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The government has revised the ‘Social Security Fund Investment Guidelines’ after it failed to incorporate a large number of individuals and institutions under its jurisdiction.

The constitution has been vindicated

September 19, 2020 08:00 am

It would be a mistake to attribute the mess the ruling party has created, or the misconducts demonstrated by political parties across the spectrum, as the consequence of the constitution.

Amend further

January 29, 2020 09:45 am

Media Council Bill registered in the parliament by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in May last year was flawed in many respects.  It had the provision of Media Council slapping journalists with a fine of up to one million rupees for “publishing content against the media code of ethics.”

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Timilsina has said the Media Council Bill presented in the Parliament would be amended.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Construction entrepreneurs have welcomed the eighth amendment to Public Procurement Regulation, stating that new provisions in the regulation will help in the growth of infrastructure development in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Saturday registered an amendment proposal on the annual policies and programs tabled by the government in the Federal Parliament.

Civil Code Amendment Bill passed

March 24, 2019 17:03 pm

KATHMANDU, March 24: The meeting of the House of Representatives today passed some Nepal acts amendment bill including the Civil Code 2075 with majority of votes.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has sought a number of legal reforms to attract foreign investment into the country from the non-resident Nepali community.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The government has decided to extend the terms of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies for a year and is also planning to change the office bearers, through an amendment of the existing law.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Upendra Yadav has called for an amendment to the Constitution stating that the current statute will not bail the country out of the current crisis.

Resolve constitution amendment

December 27, 2018 02:00 am

Since the constitution was promulgated in 2015, governments and Madhes-based parties have maintained rather vague and, at times, impractical positions on amendment of the document.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has argued that Nepal's constitution promulgated by the Constituent Assembly is an exemplary constitution in the world.

315 laws need to be amended by March 4

October 15, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The process of amending some 315 laws contradicting the spirit and provisions of the new constitution could not be started so far due to the indifference shown by various government ministries to study the contradicting provisions in those laws.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The government is working to bring amendments to the constitution to address the grievances of the Madhes-based parties, it is learnt.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 28: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, has said constitution should be amended to strengthen democracy.

Former justice of Supreme Court Bal Ram KC has said that one constitution should not be replaced by another one quite often.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Demanding that the government amend the recently endorsed Compulsory and Free Education Act, the Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) has threatened to stage stringent protests from October 18 if the demand is not met.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the professional organization of doctors, postponed their protests after the Ministry of Health and Population issued a commitment letter on Monday to address their demands.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2:  Various political leaders have pledged to lobby and make initiations for amending the laws that restrict press freedom.

Why privacy bill should be amended

September 2, 2018 01:00 am

The state has no right to control people’s freedom and liberties while introducing right to privacy laws. No law should encroach on people’s right to know

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The president of the main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to initiate necessary processes to amend the recently implemented new Muluki codes and remove some of its provisions, especially those that undermine press freedom and infringe upon the integrity and professionalism of medical professionals.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Member in the House of Representatives (HoR), Dr Baburam Bhattarai, has drawn the government's attention towards making a correction in the weaknesses in the Penal and Civil Codes that came into effect from August 17.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Nepali authorities to amend several articles in the new Criminal Code, which came into effect on Friday, saying that the articles limit the freedom to disseminate news and information in the public interest.

KATHMANDU, July 25 (RSS): Minister for Labour Gokarna Raj Bista and UAE Ambassador to Nepal Saeed Hamdan Alnaqbi on Tuesday discussed about matters relating to amendment of the labour agreement with the UAE.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Softening his previous stance against  constitution amendment, Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the constitution can be amended if it has affected people in the country adversely.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has objected to the remarks by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal who recently said that he intends to introduce executive presidential system by amending the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have said that their party is ready to join the government if the latter gives unequivocal assurance to amend the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Six amendment proposals have been registered seeking an amendment to the policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19. The government had presented the policies and programs in the parliament on May 21.

KATHMANDU, May 16 The Public Security (Third Amendment) Bill, 2075 has been tabled in the meeting of the House of Representatives today.

LAHAN, Mar 20: Speaking at a program in Lahan, Baburam Bhattarai, party coordinator of Naya Shakti said that the country would not head towards development as long as the constitution was amended and owned by all citizenry.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal have held a discussion on constitution amendment and participation in the newly formed government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav has declined an offer from the ruling alliance to join the government citing the need of prior commitment, in writing, to amend the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: In a major shift in its  position, India has advised Nepal’s Madhes-based parties to settle the issue of constitutional amendment internally through negotiations with major political parties.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Senior leaders of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have expressed readiness to support any party in forming the government if their concerns related to the constitution are addressed.

Rajendra Mahato, a presidium member of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), was elected to the central parliament from Dhanusha-3 in the recently held elections.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As negotiations between Nepali Congress and the Madhes-based parties to forge an electoral alliance flounder, Province 2 looks all set for a triangular race.