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  Lawmakers For Changing Civil Service Act Amendment Bill
       SANTOSH GHIMIRE/ ASHOK DAHAL  
 
    Pandit faces tough battle over parliamentary endorsement

KATHMANDU, Aug 20:
A total of 51 lawmakers from various political parties have sought major changes in a bill to amend the Civil Service Act.

Lawmakers registered proposals at the Parliament Secretariat to amend the contents of the bill, after holding a round of deliberations earlier this month.

 
  House Panel Claims Jurisdiction Over All Ministries, Govt Bodies
       THIRA L BHUSAL  
 
    KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The parliament´s good governance and monitoring committee has claimed that all ministries, department and agencies of the government should come under its jurisdiction.

Dissatisfied with the jurisdiction defined by parliament´s regulation, the committee formed a seven-member subcommittee and tasked the panel with suggesting a clear concept on its jurisdiction.

 
  SC Issues Show-cause Notice To Govt
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The Supreme Court has asked the government to furnish a written statement within 15 days over formation of a recommendation committee for Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappearance (CED) under the leadership of former chief justice.

Responding to a writ petition filed by seven victims of the armed conflict, including advocate Gyanendra Raj Aaran, a single bench of Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma issued a show cause notice to the government on Wednesday. The petitioners have argued that appointing former chief justice or a justice as the chairman of the committee in line with Clause 3(3) of the recently enacted TRC and CED Act contradicts with article 106 (2) of the Interim Constitution.

 
  Writ Petition Against Appointments At NAMS
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday demanding revocation of appointments made by the government at Nepal Academy of Medical Science (NAMS).

Advocate Dhirendra Kumar Shah and Shova Chandra Mishra, chairman of a trade union at NAMS, filed the writ petition claiming that the appointed individuals do not qualify for the positions as per the existing rules as well as tradition.

 
  No Time To Bicker Over Prez's Tenure: PM
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged all political leaders to focus on the statue-drafting process to meet people´s aspiration, instead of bickering over president´s tenure.

Addressing secretaries and acting secretaries at the Prime Minister´s Office in Singha Dubar, Prime Minister Koirala said this was not a right time to dispute over whether or not the president should be endorsed by parliament.

 
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