Bill becomes Act with Speaker's assent
The Advance Expenditure Bill turned into an Advance Expenditure Act, 2006, on Sunday after the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Subhash Chandra Nembwang, approved it.
This is the first time after the reinstatement of HoR that a bill has turned into an Act by the approval of Speaker as per Rule 135 of the new regulations of HoR. Earlier, the King used to put the royal seal on bills passed by the HoR.
The HoR unanimously passed the Advance Expenditure Bill, 2006, after the Minister of Finance Dr Ram Sharan Mahat proposed the House do so. The House also unanimously passed the proposal coming from Dr Mahat for a discussion on the Appropriation Bill, 2006. It will be discussed throughout 21-27 July in HoR.