July 21, 2017
Keeping in view the upcoming provincial and federal elections, the Government of Nepal has formed the Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC) headed by former Supreme Court Justice Kamal Narayan Das.
Yogendra Sharma Paudel has been appointed as the Commission Secretary while Madhav Adhikari, Bishwa Kalyan Parajuli and Ganesh Raj Karki would be the other members of the CDC.
The government has mandated the CDC to complete the task of delineation of federal boundaries within 21 days. However, the CDC members are skeptical about finishing the activity within such a short duration and point out that it took five months to complete the same task before the 2008 Constituent Assembly polls.
Former chief election commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety has welcomed the formation of the CDC and opined that while delineating constituencies is a difficult task, it would be of great help to the election commission in conducting the elections fairly.