Kathmandu, July 8: The Appropriation Bill- 2076 BS has been approved by the National Assembly (NA) today.
Minister for Finance Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the proposal seeking approval on the same in the meeting of NA, which was endorsed by the Upper House by a majority.
The meeting also approved the proposal seeking deliberations on Finance Bill-2076 BS, the Bill to Mobilize National Loan, 2076 BS and the Loan and Guarantee (Twenty Third) Bill, 2076 BS presented by Minister Khatiwada.
Meantime, the concerned ministers responded the concerns expressed by lawmakers during the deliberations on Appropriation Bill 2076 BS.
Responding to concerns related to the ministry during the deliberations, Deputy Prime Minster and Defence Minster Iswar Pokhreal clarified the NA size had escalated during the conflict and the government has no policy to downsize it describing the NA as the product of the necessity of the nation.
Similarly, responding to the queries raised by the parliamentarians, Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa reaffirmed his commitment to ensure more reliable and credible security system in the country.
Also, responding the concerns, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Matrika Prasad Yadav, said the government decided not to implement its decision to conduct the pesticide residue test in imported vegetables and fruits along the Nepal-India border for the time being because of lab issues.
Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, the Energy Minister Barshaman Pun has said the government is working with the goal of reaching electricity to the house of all the Nepalis within the next three years.
On the occasion, Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel said curriculum would be updated to improve the quality of education. Foreign affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said caution is required in diplomacy as it is a sensitive issue and the diplomatic code of conduct should be followed.