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Thematic Committees of Karnali Provincial Assembly are Agreed to Co-work

Thematic Committees of Karnali Provincial Assembly are Agreed to Co-work

There are four thematic committees in the Karnali Provincial Assembly. Four committees including the Legislative and Provincial Affairs Committee, Social Development Committee, Finance and Natural Resources Committee and Public Accounts Committee have been doing various works since the establishment of the committee. Committees have their own responsibilities, their own areas of work and these committees have been working in their respective areas.

In fact,  these committees of the Provincial Assembly have been doing various works  and are not sharing experiences and learning with other committees, so, an inter-committee discussion and interaction program was organized by the Provincial Assembly Secretariat with the technical support of  of UNDP- PSP and Hriti Foundation.  Some provincial assembly members were physically connected and some provincial assembly members were connected to the program through virtual medium.

There are four thematic committees in the Karnali Provincial Assembly. Four committees including the Legislative and Provincial Affairs Committee, Social Development Committee, Finance and Natural Resources Committee and Public Accounts Committee have been doing various works since the establishment of the committee. Committees have their own responsibilities, their own areas of work and these committees have been working in their respective areas.

In fact,  these committees of the Provincial Assembly have been doing various works  and are not sharing experiences and learning with other committees, so, an inter-committee discussion and interaction program was organized by the Provincial Assembly Secretariat with the technical support of  of UNDP- PSP and Hriti Foundation.  Some provincial assembly members were physically connected and some provincial assembly members were connected to the program through virtual medium.

Objectives of the discussions are to exchange the work of the four thematic committees of the Karnali Provincial Assembly so far and to share the learning and challenges, to identify the issues required for the effective functioning of the four committees and to seek commitment for the same and to discuss the role that the committee can play in the coming days in the practice of open parliament and make the committee committed to that task.

In discussion, chairpersons and members of the thematic committees have agreed to demand a budget from the Ministry of Finance to solve the budget problem which is the main problem of the committees. The Chairperson and members of the Committee, considering the justification of this interaction important, have agreed to conduct such a meeting on their own initiative in the coming days. Similarly, the chairperson and members of the committee have expressed their commitment to make a roster of thematic experts to solve the problem of thematic experts which is another problem of the committee. This is the first time that the committees have discussed with each other even after half of the term of the Karnali Provincial Assembly. The chairperson and members of the committee have got an opportunity to know each other's work and have identified collective problems.

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