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Cabinet endorses two ordinances to hold CA election

KATHMANDU: The government has on Friday endorsed two ordinances related to the Constituent Assembly (CA) election. An ordinance related to CA election- 2069 BS and another ordinance related to general revisions and amendments to CA Election Act have been endorsed by a meeting of the Council of Ministers today.

The first ordinance has replaced the provision of holding the CA election ‘once’ in history with the provision of ‘second-time election’, said Finance Minister Barshaman Pun.

Similarly, as per the second ordinance, Election Code of Conduct shall come into effect only before the 90 days of the elections.

Prior to this, election code of conduct had come into effect with an announcement of the elections.

Similarly, the ordinance has included the provision in which the Election Commission itself, in case of violation of election code of conduct, can suspend or remove the employees deputed during the elections.

Now with the endorsement of ordinances, door has been opened for smoothly executing the CA- related tasks, said Pun. The government has recommended for an amendment to those acts causing obstructions in holding the elections, he added.

The ordinances have been recommended to the President for an issuance, according to Minister Pun.  He added that the remaining acts related to CA elections will be amended soon on the basis of consensus.

Meanwhile, Pun said that the appointment of the Chief Secretary will be made in a free and fair manner through competition among 11-12 competitors (secretaries) qualified for the post.

No proposal for the appointment of the Chief Secretary was tabled at the meeting today as was being disseminated in the media with importance, he said. RSS

Published Date: Friday, July 27th, 2012 | 02:06 AM

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