SURKHET, Oct 10: The second session of the Karnali Province Assembly has been prorogued. During this session, the assembly unanimously passed two bills: the Karnali Province Academy Bill and the Province Civil Service Employees Bill.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: An additional Rs 35 billion will be needed to fulfill the obligations set forth in the agreement between the government and the Teachers' Federation. The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology has conducted an assessment indicating that should the government's School Education Bill be amended and passed by the federal parliament in accordance with the agreement, an additional budget of over Rs 35 billion will be needed to accommodate these changes.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Concerns are growing among stakeholders over the proposed School Education Bill 2080, which they believe could lead to the politicization of the National Examination Board (NEB). Experts argue that the government's move to introduce this bill without consulting teachers is a cause for alarm.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Lawmakers have recently introduced amendments to Acts not included in the Bill 2080, which aims to amend some Nepal Acts, raising concerns among legal experts and the parliamentary community. Notably, Act 2075, focusing on the remuneration of the General Secretary of the Federal Parliament, the Secretary of the House of Representatives, and the Secretary of the National Assembly, was not mentioned in the Bill to amend some Nepal Acts.
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Speaker of the House of Representatives Devraj Ghimire informed the House about a vacant seat created following the demise by Subash Chandra Nembang. The information was shared in the HoR session on Friday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: A parliamentary sub-committee has been formed to reach agreement on the bill related to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Promotion of Business Environment. The Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee has formed an 11-member sub-committee with the responsibility of submitting a report after discussing the bill. The sub-committee has been given 15 days to do so.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The National Association of Rural Municipalities in Nepal (NARMIN) has expressed dissatisfaction over some provisions of the Education Bill going to be tabled in parliament by the government.
KATHMANDU, July 18: The Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) has expressed its objections to an amendment bill proposed in the federal parliament that aims to withdraw criminal cases of serious nature that are currently pending in various courts.
KATHMANDU, July 14: Rabi Lamichhane, president of Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), has warned that the parliament will be obstructed if the bill to curb loan sharking is not introduced in the next meeting.
KATHMANDU, July 2: In today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR), the Secretary of the HoR, Padam Prasad Pandey, tabled the Bill, 2080 BS to amend some Nepal Acts related to the Civil Code, which originated in the National Assembly and was received with a message.
KATHMANDU, July 1: The Government of Nepal has taken proactive measures by registering a bill in the parliament to lay the foundation for private companies engaged in operating business through electronic means. With the absence of a robust legal system, conducting business through electronic means has been a challenging task until now.
KATHMANDU May 10: Transparency International (TI) Nepal has drawn parliament’s attention regarding the amendment bill related to the corruption prevention and Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) that is currently under consideration in parliament..
KATHMANDU, July 21: Thirty-nine various human rights organizations have called for rectifying the 'lapses' in the Bill for the Amendment of the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2071 (2014) that the Government of Nepal registered in parliament on 15 July 2022.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The COVID-19 Crisis Management bill has been pending in parliament for about a month now. Since the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance became inactive on September 15, there is no law regarding COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, March 3: A private bill was registered at parliament on Monday proposing legalizing the farming, processing, trade and export of marijuana in the country. Former law minister Sher Bahadur Tamang registered the bill at the parliament secretariat proposing to “legalize the farming of marijuana for commercial use keeping in view its economic benefits for the country.”
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: A bill, which is on the verge of endorsement by the lower house of parliament, may pave the way for the government to shut down social media sites at any time and under any pretext, according to experts.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The meeting of the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday unanimously passed three bills- 'Safeguards, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Bill-2075, 'Industrial Enterprises Bill-2075' and 'Economic Procedure and Financial Accountability Bill-2075'.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The National Assembly (NA) meeting on Sunday unanimously approved the proposal seeking deliberation on Police Adjustment and Nepal Police and (State Police, Operation, Monitoring and Coordination) 2076 bills.
KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The State Affairs Committee of the parliament has proposed including iris data of citizens in the biometric information in the national identity card although the government has already distributed such cards to nearly 117,000 citizens.
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Paving the way for conducting hearings on cases related to the transfer, promotion and dismissal of civil servants by the federal and provincial bodies, the House of Representatives endorsed the Administrative Court Bill on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, August 6: A bill on Madan Bhandari Science and Technology University was tabled in the meeting of House of Representative today. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel
KATHMANDU, July 27: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has reiterated that the government will not introduce any bill in the parliament without consulting concerned stakeholders.
KATHMANDU, July 17: Deliberations on the Bill designed to manage the inter-relations between the local, state and federal levels have begun in the National Assembly Legislation Management Committee from today.
The battle may be won but the war is far from over – not only the struggle for preserving culture, tradition and a certain way of life but also for freedom of expression, justice and rule of law, which are all under threat.
KATHMANDU, June 20: During the zero hour of today's meeting of House of Representatives, Bharat Kumar Shah of the Nepali Congress demanded the government to withdraw bills related to media council, security council, information technology and human rights, brought against sentiments of the constitution.
KATHMANDU, June 2: A bill tabled in the National Assembly (NA) by the government to manage land belonging to Guthis (religious/social trusts) has drawn flak for paving the way for legalizing the encroachment of Guthi lands.
KATHMANDU, May 25: The chairman of the parliament’s Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee, Krishna Bhakta Pokharel, has promised to revise the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Bill in line with the spirit of the constitution.
KATHMANDU, May 22: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today unanimously accepted a proposal tabled, seeking consideration on the "Advertisement Regulation Bill- 2075 BS." Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, put the proposal before the meeting.
KATHMANDU, May 22: A session of the House of Representatives today endorsed a proposal tabled seeking the consideration over the 'Revenue Leakage (Investigation and Control- First Amendment) Bill-2075 BS'.
KATHMANDU, May 22: Preparations by the government's to pave the way for itself to make the secretary of any other services in the civil service the foreign secretary has drawn widespread criticism, including from the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress (NC).
KATHMANDU, May 16: The main opposition Nepali Congress has strongly opposed the bill tabled by the government at the parliament which proposes allowing the prime minister to mobilize the Nepal Army at his discretion.
KATHMANDU, May 9: The Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has urged the government to revise the Bill to Amend the NHRC Act 2012 saying the bill forwarded to the House of Representatives for amendment process undermines established universal human rights principles including the Paris Principles.