House of Representatives forms thematic committeesThe lower House constitutes 10 thematic committees on the last day of the current session, five months after the first sitting.
The House of Representatives has formed 10 thematic committees, five months after the first sitting of the lower House.
At the meeting on Friday, Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire informed the House about the formation of the committees and names of lawmakers to be members of the thematic panels.
The committees are finance committee; international relations committee; industry, commerce, labour and consumer welfare committee; law, justice and human rights committee; agriculture, cooperatives and natural resources committee; women and social affairs committee; state affairs and good governance committee; development and technology committee; education and health committee and public accounts committee.
Two joint committees—parliamentary hearing committee and committee for monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the directive principles, policies and obligations of the state—are yet to be formed. The joint committees are formed comprising members from both the House of Representatives and National Assembly.
The formation of House committees was delayed due to inter-party dispute over leadership and composition of the panels.
The ruling alliance on Tuesday had agreed to give the leadership of three parliamentary committees including a joint committee and the public accounts committee to the main opposition CPN-UML.