KATHMANDU, September 24: ‘Budget Holiday’ in Nepal has finally been lifted as President Bidya Devi Bhandari authenticated the Budget ( Appropriation Bill, 2078) on Thursday.
According to the Office of the President, the bill submitted after passing from both the lower and the upper house was authenticated as per Article 113 (2) of the Constitution.
Earlier, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota had sent the bill to the Office of the President for authentication.
Earlier, when the bill was not passed, the country had witnessed the ‘governmnet shutdown’ for some days, probably for the first time in history.
The House of Representatives (HoR) passed the ‘Appropriation Bill’ on September 20 while the National Assembly passed the bill on Thursday.
With the authentication of the bill, the government now can spend money from the government treasury.
KARNALI,June 7: Budget session of Karnali Province Assembly has begun from today. The session started at 2 pm which focus on the provincial government’s budget, policies and programmes for the next fiscal year, 2021/22 and the control of COVID-19 pandemic, it has been said.
In the meeting, a letter relating to a session calling from chief of the province, new appointment, reshuffle and work allocation at the Cabinet will be read out, according to the Province Assembly Secretary Jibaraj Budhathoki.
Participating political leaders will put their views on current issues, he said.
All party meeting held on Thursday on the initiatives of Speaker Raj Bahadur Shahi had urged the provincial government to call a budget session at the earliest. The provincial government shall present budget on June 15 and government’s policies and programmes at least one week ago at a Province Assembly meeting, according to the constitutional provisions.