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Second session of federal parliaments prorogue; avoids medical education bill

KATHMANDU: The second session of the federal parliament- House of Representatives and National Assembly- is being prorogued from this midnight. During this session, 16 bills relating to the implementation of the fundamental rights were passed.
The first meeting of this session had taken place on May 6 early this year. It continued for 135 days, the parliament secretariat said, adding that as many as 79 meetings were held in 69 days. Even the joint meetings of the HoR and National Assembly were held.
However, the much awaited national medical education bill 2075 was not presented in the parliament. The government earlier had made agreement with the agitating Dr Govind KC to present the bill in this very session of the parliament.
Prof Dr KC has been warning of next strike if the bill was not presented.
Similarly, the first meeting of the National Assembly was held on May 6 early this year. The Assembly held 61 meetings in 52 days over this period.
Among eight bill generated at NA in this session, five bills including the bill relating to children 2075, bill relating to protection of victims 2075, bill on environmental conservation (first amendment) 2075 have already been certified by the President. Three other bills passed by the NA have been sent to HoR with message.
In the respective concluding meeting of the parliament session, NA Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and HoR Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara read out the letter sent by President on proroguing the second session.

Published Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 09:21 PM

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