CA drafting committee begins work on statute

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- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
CA drafting committee begins work on statute

May 30, 2014-

The Constitution Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) formally began its task of drafting the statute on Friday. And to that end, five subcommittees, each serving specific function in the constitution drafting process, have been formed.

Krishna Prasad Sitaula, chairperson of the Drafting Committee, said the subcommittees will deal with preamble and definition; fundamental rights; directive principles of state and various commissions; and structure of the judiciary, legislature and executive. Each subcommittee can have a maximum of 15 members to study the relevant reports passed by the CA and prepare the first draft of a new constitution.

The tasks of the subcommittees, however, will not be shared with the media, Sitaula said.  

“We will brief the media about the developments, but the task of the subcommittees will be a closed-door affair as provisioned in the CA rules of procedure.”

Explaining the need to form the subcommittees, Sitaula said the decision was made keeping in mind the time constraint. “It is not possible for all 73 members of the committee to take part in all the discussion. So we opted for the labour division,” he said.

He also expressed confidence of meeting the stipulated deadline set by the CA calendar. The committee is supposed to come up with the draft of the constitution by mid-October.

The Drafting Committee is tasked with preparing the draft of the constitution as and when it receives the agreed issues from the full house of the CA on the reports of the last assembly.

The disputed issues will be sent to the Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee for consensus building.

Published: 31-05-2014 08:34

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