Reports presented in parliament

Education Bill 2074
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KATHMANDU — The reports of two committees have been tabled in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today.

Member of the parliamentary investigation special committee on local level election Dr Subodh Kumar Pokharel presented the parliamentary investigation special committee related to the local level election’s report while president of the good governance and monitoring committee, Mohan Singh Rathour, presented the good governance and monitoring committee’s annual report in the meeting.

The parliamentary investigation special committee was formed to study on the incidents of rigging and tearing of the ballot papers and other alleged malpractices in the first phase of local level election on May 14, 2017 and to recommend to the government on the ways of making the election free, fair and clean in the days ahead.

Pokharel said the committee carried out an onsite study in that connection in Chitwan, Dolakha and Kalikot districts. The other members on the committee were CPN (UML)’s Rajedra Pandey, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Narayan Bidari.

Similarly, president of the good governance and monitoring committee, Rathour stressed on the need of maintaining the rule of law and building democratic structure for establishing good governance. He added that the committee has monitored the various government bodies regarding whether they have maintained good governance or not and also directed them to maintain good governance.

Bill passed

Today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has passed the Rajarshi Janak University Bill.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa, on behalf the Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha, presented a proposal in the parliament urging it to pass the bill.

Taking part in the discussions on the principles of the bill before this, Nepali Congress’ Bimalendra Nidhi and CPN (UML)’s Ganesh Man Gurung said it has taken 21 years to set up the Rajarshi Janak University and called for passing the bill.

Dilli Prasad Kafley of Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party expressed the confidence that the university would be successful in producing competent human resources needed by the country.

CPN (UML)’s Rajendra Pandey and Dr Banshidhar Mishra said the academic programmes of the university should not be confined within the four walls of the classroom.

Dhaniram Poudel of the CPN (Maoist Centre) spoke of the need of passing the bill.

Lawmakers Shtrughan Mahato and Geeta Chhetri demanded that the university should bring solid research programmes.

The Legislature-Parliament shall meet at 1 pm on Friday. RSS