Nomination of candidates for House panels’ leadership today

KATHMANDU: Nine months after the election of the House of Representatives, the process of selecting the leadership of the parliamentary committees has just started.

In Thursday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, Speaker Devraj Ghimire had announced that the election of the presidents of all 10 thematic committees had been fixed for Monday afternoon at 3 pm.

Nominations can be registered from 11 am to 4 pm today, said Parliament Secretary Padma Prasad Pandey.

This time, out of the two joint committees and 10 thematic committees under the House of Representatives, the ruling party Nepali Congress has claimed four seats, CPN (Maoist Center) two, CPN-UML three, CPN (Unified Socialist) one, and Janamat Party one.

Under the House of Representatives there are the Finance Committee, International Relations and Tourism Committee, Industry and Commerce and Labor and Consumer Affairs Committee, Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee, Agricultural Cooperatives and Natural Resources Committee, Women and Social Affairs Committee, State Affairs and Good Governance Committee.

The Infrastructure Development Committee, Education, Health and Information Technology Committee and Public Accounts Committee will also get new leadership on Monday.

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