State Affairs Committee falls short of quorum to convene meeting

Members of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of Parliament discuss various provisions of the Civil Service Bill, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Kathmandu, August 27

The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee in Parliament on Tuesday fell short of the required number of lawmakers to convene its meeting.

The meeting was called for 1 pm to submit a report of a subcommittee formed to resolve disputes seen in the new Citizenship Bill. But, the meeting could not take place as most members of the committee were absent. Those who had reached the venue also returned home after they realised that the meeting was not going to take place.

Meanwhile, the subcommittee says it is yet to resolve disputes regarding rights of the naturalised citizens. “Now we will submit the report retaining the dispute as it is,” the subcommittee’s coordinator Bijaya Subba informs.

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