Appointment in constitutional bodies: CC to adopt majority if no consensus
- UCPN (M) pushes to retain Yami as PSC
Feb 24, 2015-
A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) convened to decide the appointment of officials at various constitutional bodies was postponed on Tuesday.
But the meeting failed to take decision regarding the appointment of officials at the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) after UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal remained adamant on his stance that incumbent Chairperson of Public Service Commission, Kaya Devi Yami, be retained in the post.
The council could not make the appointment of officials due to Dahal’s stance. In the meeting of CC on Feb 13, Dahal had proposed that incumbent Chairperson Yami should be continued as chairperson of PSC.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had proposed former secretary Umesh Prasad Mainali for the post of PSC chair.
Yami had been appointed as the PSC chairperson on February 16, 2009, by the then Baburam Bhattarai government.
Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Nembang, who is also a member of the council, said the officials would be recommended on the basis of majority votes if unanimous candidates could not be agreed until Thursday evening.
“The Regulations pertaining to the appointment of Constitutional Council state that if there is no unanimous decision in the first meeting, majority voting process can be adopted in the second meeting,” he said.
Published: 24-02-2015 13:13
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