Prez calls budget session of Parliament from Tuesday

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 25, 2015-

President Ram Baran Yadav, on the request of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, has called for the budget session of Parliament from Tuesday.

A press release issued by President’s office on Thursday states that the budget session of Parliament was called as per the article 51(1) of Interim Constitution 2007. The government plans to present budget for the fiscal year 2072-2073 within mid-July.

Meanwhile, the Parliament Secretariat has suggested government to begin the Parliament session from Friday.

According to the Parliament Secretariat, unlike previous years, pre-budget discussions will be held this time where lawmakers will offer suggestions to the government on the priority of the budget.

The pre-budget discussions could last a week. After that, the President will present the government’s policy and programmes. The budget will be presented following the endorsement of the policy and programmes.

 As the constitution drafting process is also in progress, the meetings of the Constituent Assembly (CA) and Parliament will take place simultaneously.

Sudarshan Kuikel, co-spokesperson of the Parliament Secretariat, said the CA meeting will begin from Monday.

The meeting will hold discussions on the preliminary draft of a new constitution presented by the CA’s Constitution Drafting Committee.

Published: 26-06-2015 07:46

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