Parliamentary Hearing Committee calls for complaints against ambassador-nominee PandeyMembers of the public can file complaints against Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, a former foreign minister, who has been nominated new envoy to China.
The Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Wednesday called for complaints, if there are any, against Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, who has been nominated by the government as Nepal’s new ambassador to China.
Committee Chairman Laxman Lal Karna said Wednesday’s meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee decided to publish a notice on state-run media outlets, calling for complaints against Pandey.
Anyone who has any complaints against the ambassador nominee can register them with the hearing committee within 10 days.
In what looked like a sudden decision, the government on March 1 decided to recall Leela Mani Paudyal from Beijing prematurely and picked Pandey, a former foreign minister, in his place.
Paudyal became Nepal’s ambassador to China in October 2016 for four years.
If complaints are registered against Pandey, the hearing committee will take up those issues for study and even grill him during the hearing, a practice that has been followed for years.
After the Council of Ministers nominates an individual for the post of ambassador, they have to go through the hearing committee. For any nominee’s appointment as the ambassador, the Parliamentary Hearing Committee must endorse the government’s recommendation.