House panel to seek feedbackThe Legislation-Committee of the Parliament has decided to collect feedback on the replacement bills of Muluki Ain.
The Legislation-Committee of the Parliament has decided to collect feedback on the replacement bills of Muluki Ain.
The Sushil Koirala-led government last year had initiated the process to replace the decades-old civil and criminal codes of the country. Former minister for law and justice Narahari Acharya had tabled five replacement bills in the Parliament seeking to replace the Muluki Ain.
After preliminary discussions, the bills were sent to the Legislation Committee.
According Ganga Chaudhary Satgaunwa, chairperson of the Legislation Committee, the bills will be taken to the public in 16 places, and will be given final shape based on the feedback from the fields. The process for feedback collection will start from next week.
The committee has also formed five sub-committees, one for each replacement bill. The sub-committees will finalise the bills which will be presented in the full for endorsement. “We are planning to complete all the procedure within six months,” said Chaudhary. “Once the bills are endorsed, the Muluki Ain will be replaced.”
The Ain was introduced by first Rana prime minister Junga Bahadur Rana in 1953.