KATHMANDU, June 14: A writ petition to annul the ordinance on the Constitutional Council issued by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers has been filed at the Supreme Court. The writ petition was filed on Sunday by advocate Omprakash Aryal claiming that the ordinance issued on May 4 was unconstitutional.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended to the government to fill up the vacant posts in public service and other constitutional commissions.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) has urged the members of the Constitutional Council (CC) to boycott the meeting of the council called for Sunday.

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, Jan 31: Speaker of the dissolved House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota on Sunday said that the process for conducting parliamentary hearings on the political appointments made at various constitutional bodies by the Constitutional Council in December last year cannot move forward as the House of Representatives remains dissolved.

News about the appointments comes to the public four days after the Constitutional Council meeting amid reservation expressed by the rival faction in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

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: Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of the main opposition Nepali Congress, has strongly opposed the government's decision to introduce an ordinance to amend the Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act 2066 BS.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Responding to the recent issuance of ordinance by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, the Executive Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government move is ill-intentional.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday issued an ordinance that amends the prevailing working procedure of the Constitutional Council (CC).

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).

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 30: The Constitutional Council (CC) headed by the prime minister has failed to pick the heads and other office bearers of various constitutional commissions for years although a provision in the constitution makes a prompt appointment of such officials mandatory.

Thapaliya recommended for EC Chief

March 25, 2019 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Constitutional Council has recommended the name of Dinesh Thapaliya for the post of Chief Commissioner at the Election Commission.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Chairman of Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) Laxman Lal Karna has questioned the role of the Constitutional Council (CC) while nominating the heads and members of constitutional bodies.

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

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: A meeting of the Constitutional Council has recommended Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana as the new Chief Justice.

Deuba's absence postpones CC meeting

December 13, 2018 09:05 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting held on Wednesday failed to pick new chief justice, therefore, the meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening for selecting new chief justice has been postponed for the third time.

CC meeting to pick new CJ rescheduled

December 8, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting scheduled for Saturday to pick a new chief justice has once again been postponed, to Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The Constitutional Council (CC) headed by Prime Minister KP Oli is scheduled to meet on Monday morning to pick the successor to Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra, the prime minister’s secretariat said on Sunday.

Dec 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 2, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Parliamentary Hearing (PHC) Committee to be held on 9 AM at Singha Durbar on hearing of nominated Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra.