Friday, July 21, 2006

Heads of constitutional bodies take oath before parliamentary body

Heads of the constitutional bodies and Chief of the Nepali Army General Pyar Jung Thapa took oath of office and secrecy on Thursday at the Parliament Secretariat as per the House of Representatives (HoR) Regulations introduced last month.

Speaker Subash Nemwang, who is also the chairman of the HoR Declaration Implementation Monitoring Committee, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Thapa, Attorney General Yegya Murti Banjade, chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Surya Nath Upadhaya, Auditor General Gehendra Nath Adhikari and Chief of Public Service Commission Tirtha Man Shakya taking oath of office and secrecy.

The heads of the constitutional bodies also administered oath of office and secrecy to the members of their respective offices.

This is for the first time the army chief and heads of constiutional bodies have taken oath before the Speaker. The HoR Regulations followed by a historic HoR proclamation in May has made it mandatory for the army chief and heads of constitutional bodies to take oath before a Special House Committee.

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