South Asia

Constitution a key priority in Nepal government’s road map

Nepal President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav on Sunday presented the government’s programmes and policies for the fiscal year 2014-15 in the Parliament.

Addressing the MPs, Mr. Yadav said the government’s objective was to expedite economic and social growth in the country, for which it was committed to holding the local bodies’ election within a year. The political parties have already missed their deadline of holding local polls by mid-April this year.

Dr. Yadav emphasised the importance of promulgating the Constitution in time through consensus. The coalition government’s road map also talks about adopting zero tolerance to corruption. On foreign aid, the government aims to channelise it into the national system and mobilise in areas of national priority.

The road map reiterates the government’s commitment to form the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons as per the Interim Constitution. Legislation passed by the Parliament on formation of these two transitional justice bodies faces challenge in the Supreme Court.



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