Kathmandu: The annual report of the National Information Commission (NIC) has been tabled in a meeting of the House of Representatives today.
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma presented the ‘National Information Commission’s Annual Report 2022/23’ in the meeting on behalf of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
In the meeting, Speaker Devraj Ghimire read out a letter on the appointment of a minister and a minister of state received from the Office of the President. The next meeting of the House of Representatives will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday.
Speaking in the ‘special hour’ prior to this, lawmakers aired their views on a host of issues as the need to integrate government offices of similar nature in the districts in view of the budget crunch, the topics including revenue increment measures to be included in the budget and programmes for the coming fiscal year, protecting workers’ rights, resolving the garbage problem in Kathmandu and adopting effective measures for air pollution control.
Similarly, they raised the issue of delay in the construction of national pride projects, increasing the role of lawmakers in the budget formulation process and resolving the problems faced by citizens deprived of citizenship certificates.
Lawmaker Gyanendra Bahadur Karki called attention of the government for rescuing the Nepali nationals jailed in various countries. He demanded the government take measures to protect the rights of the Nepali migrant workers abroad.
Bijula Rayamajhi called on the government to facilitate the enterprises started by the foreign employment returnee youths. Binod Kumar Chaudhary called attention of the government on renovating the dilapidated structures of the Gandaki and Koshi barrage. He said this issue should be raised during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s upcoming official visit to India.
Similarly, lawmakers Madhav Sapkota called for immediately managing the Tatopani transit point in Sindhupalchok. Devendra Poudel pointed out the urgent need of investment to rescue the sick industries while Rajendra Prasad Lingden objected to what he called the police administration’s attack on the victims of loan-sharking.
MPs Manbir Rai, Metmani Chaudhary, Raghuji Panta, Prem Suwal and Chitra Bahadur KC also expressed their concern over the bad shape of the economy and the urgent need to rescue and revive it.
Lawmakers Shyam Kumar Ghimire, Bhim Prasad Acharya, Hit Bahadur Tamang, Nisha Dangi, Gyan Bahadur Shahi, Ranju Kumari Jha, Sher Bahadur Kunwar and Anita Devi voiced these issues.
Likewise, Arun Kumar Chaudhary, Amaresh Kumar Singh, Sita Kumari Rana, Eknath Dhakal, Rama Koirala Paudel, Basudev Ghimire, Samjhana Thapaliya, among others raised issues ranging from the country’s contemporary politics, economy to the local problems. They drew the government’s attention over these.