Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Mixed interpretation on constitutional provision on new government

Posted by Anup Baral July 13, 2016 :

Confusion has appeared due to lack of clear constitutional provision on the situation that has resulted with the withdrawal of support to the incumbent coalition government by a major ruling ally. The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) had pulled out its support to the government today allegedly for the ruling party CPN-UML’s reluctance to implement the nine-point and three-point agreements signed with the party. Article 100(2) of the Constitution of Nepal has the provision that the Prime Minister should table a motion to gain vote of trust in the parliament within 30 days if the party represented by the PM is split and other ruling party withdraws support resulting the coalition in minority. However, some lawmakers have asserted that the constitutional provision could not be effective at the moment until there is no election of the House of Representatives. Constitutional law expert Nilambar Acharya said as the incumbent government was formed as per the transitional provision of the constitution Article 100 would not be active at the moment. There is the provision of the formation of Council of Ministers under the transitional provision in Article 298 of the Constitution. The constitutional provision is it that the incumbent Council of Ministers continues functioning till the formation of another Cabinet as part of the transitional provision. Constitutional law expert Dr Bhimarjun Acharya termed the CPN-MC’s withdrawal of support to the government as a political event and added that it would not affect the government anymore. He said that there will be no avenues for the formation of next government till the no-confidence motion against the government is passed or the Prime Minister puts in paper by himself. By Bhisma Raj Ojha/RSS

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.