Sunday, January 20, 2019

Poudel in fiscal commission, Subedi in inclusive commission

The Constitutional Council (CC) today has recommended names for the head of five constitutional bodies, as government had promised to appoint these vacant posts within January 15.
The meeting of the CC has recommended the name of former secretary Bala Nanda Poudel as chairman of National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission (NNRFC), and former finance secretary Shanta  Raj Subedi for National Inclusion Commission, apart from Dr Bijaya Kumar Dutta for Madhesi Commission,  Bishnu Prasad Tharu for Tharu Commission and Samim Ansari for Muslim Commission.
National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission is one of the major constitutional organs as its work mainly determine detailed basis and modality for the distribution of revenues between the federal, province and local governments out of the Federal Consolidated Fund in accordance with the Constitution and law and to make recommendation about equalisation grants to be provided to the province and local governments out of the Federal Consolidated Fund. The Constitutional Council is also key to make the fiscal federalism effective without which the federation of the country is not complete.
Likewise, National Inclusion Commission, under Article 258 of the Constitution of Nepal consist a chairperson and four other members, who will study and forward suggestions to government for the protection of rights of and interests of the communities, including Khas Arya, Backward class, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, labours, peasants, minorities and marginalised community.
According to Article 262, under the Constitution of Nepal, Madhesi Commission shall work for the protection of the rights and interests of the Madhesi nationalities. The CC has proposed Bijay Kumar Dutta as Madhesi Commission Chair.
The Tharu Commission, under Article 263 requires to work for protection of rights and interest of Tharu communities. The Constitutional Council has recommended Bishnu Prasad Chaudary as its chair.
Like the Madhesi and Tharu Commissions, the Muslim Commission shall focus its functions and duties to preserve interests of the Muslim community. The CC has recommended Samim Ansari as its chair.
According to the Constitution of Nepal, the President shall, on the recommendation of the Constitutional Council, appoint the chairperson and members of all the constitutional bodies.

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