Highlighting the significance of the year 2075 BS, Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanubhakta Dhakal said that it has been an important year for the ‘formulation of laws’.
While addressing a discussion in Bhutwal, the Minister said that 2075 BS has not only seen an advancement in numbers, but also enactment of some milestone laws.
Providing insight into the number of laws and their various kinds, the Minister stated that 26 new laws proposed by the constitution, have been enacted.
This includes bills related to:
Furthermore, 47 bills were presented in the house of representatives.
There is also a constitutional mandate that requires the replacement of old laws with new ones before March 05, 2019. Minister Dhakal added that related works have already begun.
The Law Minister also said that the federal government was laying central focus on the formulation of new acts and laws, since it wanted to ensure effective implementation of federalism.
National Assembly Vice Chair Shashikala Dahal, who was also present at the event stressed on the importance for formulating laws in alignment with the constitution.
NA member Khimlal Bhattarai said that all the three levels of government should have a clear idea about their rights in the new federal setup. He added that Province 5 should become a role model for effective implementation of the federal setup.
Meanwhile, Province 5 State Assembly Speaker Purna Bahadur Gharti opined that only protecting and promoting people’s rights would strengthen the republic.
On the occasion, former Constituent Assembly member and senior advocate Khimlal Devkota presented a work paper on issues including implementation of federalism, employee administrations – challenges and opportunities, formulation of laws, fiscal management and hierarchical inter-relations.