National Assembly endorsing two controversial bills on CIAA

File: A National Assembly meeting

Kathmandu, June 29

The National Assembly is likely to endorse two controversial bills related to the functions of the anti-corruption constitutional body, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, on Monday.

Though a recent meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party had decided to put on hold discussions on the bills to amend the existing CIAA Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act citing the documents required further discussion, the Upper House is endorsing them with some amendments, it has been learned.

According to the Federal Parliament Secretariat, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to table proposals seeking the bills’ endorsement during the National Assembly meeting this afternoon. Before that, the Legislation Committee in Parliament will finalise amendment proposals.

Of late, the two bills have been dragged into controversy as they give additional rights of monitoring and investigating transactions of private companies also, which according to the experts could not be counted as an abuse of authority.

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