Kathmandu, June 24
President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed 20 officials in various constitutional commissions on Thursday.
A meeting of the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led Constitutional Council held on May 9 had recommended the names for these positions.
The constitution has it that the officials are appointed after a hearing by the Parliamentary Hearing Special Commission. However, the appointment has been made without the hearing as Oli dissolved the House of Representatives on May 22.
Further, the government had issued an ordinance to facilitate the council meeting amid differences of its members including Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota and the main opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba. Opposition parties and legal experts had opposed the ordinance. Several writ petitions are pending at the Supreme Court against the law.
As per a statement issued by the President’s Office, the following officials have been appointed:
Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority
- Hari Paudel, Member
- Sumitra Shrestha, Member
Public Service Commission
- Madhav Prasad Regmi, Chairperson
- Madhav Belbase, Member
- Bir Bahadur Rai, Member
- Dinesh Silwal, Member
- Manju Kumari, Member
- Sagun Shamsher JBR, Member
National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission
- Bipin Raj Niraula, Member
National Women’s Commission
- Jaya Ghimire, Member
- Sabitri Kumari Sharma, Member
National Dalit Commission
- Sundar Purkoti, Member
National Inclusive Commission
- Ram Krishna Timalsena, Chairperson
- Pushpa Raj Timalsina, Member
- Man Prasad Khatri, Member
Indigenous Nationalities Commission
- Surya Bahadur Gurung
- Aabha Kumari, Member
- Uma Shankar Prasad Chaudhary, Member
- Shanti Modi, Member
- Mohammad Samshul Haq