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Nepal’s Supreme Court questions State Assemblies’ laws entitling undue allowance to people’s representatives

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has sought reasons from six State Assemblies why they formulated the laws that entitle allowance and other facilities to the people’s representatives in addition to the monthly remuneration.

The division bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Meera Khadka and Hari Krishna Karki issued the order to this regard on Friday.

Advocate Lokendra Oli had filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on August 18 which stated that Article 220 (8) and Article 227 of the Constitution of Nepal had stipulated that the local representatives were entitled to only remuneration.

In the writ petition, Oli claimed that the State Assembly in State 2, 3 and 5 and Karnali State and Sudurpaschim State had misinterpreted the provision in the constitution for their vested interest.

The writ has made defendants to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law of the above States and demanded the laws on additional allowance be scrapped for their violation of the constitution.

Only State 1 has formulated the Act which ensured the local representatives with only remuneration.

Published Date: Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 09:38 AM

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