CA Secretariat convening consultative meet to finalise first CA meet agenda
- Thapa to administer oath to new CA members
Jan 18, 2014-
The Constituent Assembly (CA) Secretariat is preparing to hold consultations with the 30 political parties representing in the new CA about the agendas of first CA meeting, on Sunday.
CA official Manohar Prasad Bhattarai is convening the consultative meeting tomorrow. It may be noted that Chairman of Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi on January 11 summoned the first CA meeting at 3:00 PM on January 22.
Secretariat Spokesperson Mukunda Sharma said the consultative meeting is expected to finalise the agendas of the first CA meeting.
Thapa to administer oath to new CA members
The CA Secretariat is learnt to have been making preparations for administering the oath of office and secrecy to the senior-most CA member Surya Bahadur Thapa from President Ram Baran Yadav on January 20.
As per the Interim Constitution of Nepal-2007, the senior-most CA member shall chair the CA meeting until the nomination of CA Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and Thapa is going to take the oath in his capacity as the senior-most CA member and chairing the CA first meeting as per the constitutional provision.
Thapa, who is also the former Prime Minister, shall administer oath of secrecy to other CA members at New Baneshwor-based International Convention Center on January 21.
The CA Secretariat has already issued a public notice to all the elected CA members to be present at the CA building along with their citizenship certificates and CA member certificates.
Those CA members-elect wishing to take oath in local languages and mother tongues are urged to inform the Secretariat three days before. A total of 30 political parties (out of 130 towards first-past-the-post category and 122 Proportional Representation) have secured their place in the 601-member CA through the second CA elections held on November 19, 2013.
A total of 575 CA members-elect (240 FPTP and 335 PR) are to attend the first CA meeting. Nomination of remaining 26 members is yet to be made by the Council of Ministers.
Published: 18-01-2014 20:12