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Gandaki Province passes RTI Bill

Published Date : August 12, 2022

POKHARA: A meeting of the Gandaki Province Assembly unanimously endorsed the Right to Information (RTI) Bill.

Province Minister for Law, Communications and Province Assembly, Bindu Kumar Thapa, presented the Bill before the PA session on Thursday.

On the occasion, the Minister expressed his hope the Bill would help promote people’s right to access information.

Following the endorsement of the Bill, he said rigorous discussions were held before its endorsement and it was exceptionally good amongst the provinces.

Legislation Committee President Bishnu Prasad Lamichhane said the Bill was passed in accordance with the Province Assembly regulations while PA member Binod KC insisted on the implementation aspect of the document.

Another member Sabitra Rana said the endorsement of the meaning would keep meaning if its effective implementation was ensured.

The Bill was registered in the Province Assembly on April 3, 2022 and it was presented in the PA on April 6, 2022.

It was send to the Legislation Committee on April 11 same year and was passed on Thursday with the Committee’s report.

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