New law afoot to make parliamentary hearing accountable


January 29, 2022


New law afoot to make parliamentary hearing accountable

Ministry of Law, Singha Durbar. (File Photo)

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Law Commission is drafting a law also including the conducts of parliamentary hearing committee members so as to make the hearing further accountable and effective in line with the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

The law drafting is being made to replace the existing law which considers endorsement of the names of the proposed individuals if the parliamentary hearing does not take place for the same within 45 days.

Commission secretary Leela Devi Gadtaula said the law has been drafted inserting the provision realizing that solution should not be explored beyond the parliament.

She further said that even the constitution has not envisaged a vacuum in the people’s representative body.

The draft has also included a provision that parliamentary hearing members would not be able to attend the hearing if his/her conflict of interest is established with the individual undergoing parliamentary hearing.