Constitution-writing calendar amended for 9th time in Nepal
Kathmandu: Amid international criticism over slow progress in Nepal`s Constitution-drafting process, a Parliamentary committee has amended for ninth time the calendar of events for writing the document after two thematic committees failed to submit their reports within the stipulated timeframe.
However, the May 28 deadline to complete the Constitution-drafting process remains unchanged.
The Business Advisory Committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) amended the Constitution-writing calendar for the ninth time yesterday.
The calendar was amended after Maoist lawmaker Khim Lal Devkota presented a proposal in this regard.
According to the new schedule, the 601-member CA will complete discussions on papers presented by thematic committees by February 4.
The discussion on reports of two thematic committees is yet to start after they failed to submit them in time.
Previously, the CA was scheduled to complete discussion on papers presented by the committees by January 21.
The schedule for collecting people`s opinion on the first draft of the Constitution has been squeezed to one week from two weeks. Similarly, the CA will debate on collected opinions of the people for a week from April 5. Additionally, the CA regulations have been amended, allowing the House to forward the papers on which discussions have been completed to the Constitutional Committee to start preparing the first draft of the Constitution.
The United Nations has expressed serious concern over the slow progress of the peace process in Nepal, blaming continuing disagreements between political parties.
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