Passed 18th Amendment to the Constitution

The constitutional amendment, also known as the 18th Amendment, was passed in parliament with a majority of 114 votes a short while ago. The amendments obtained the 2/3rd majority it required with 161 members voting for it and 17 against it.

This is the summary of  the 18th Amendment

.

  • Remove the two term restriction for elected president.
  • president shall get powers to call for a presidential election even after four years of his second term
  • president should participate in parliamentary sittings once in three months
  • Replace to 10 member constitutional council with a 5 member constitutional advisory committee (CAC).
  • President will appoint the committee in consultation with Prime minister, Speaker and Opposition Leader from persons in the parliament
  • Whatever mentioned in the constitution all appointments, promotions and transfers and their disciplinary control and removal from office of the heads of all departments shall be done by the cabinet of ministers.
  • Appointments, promotions, transfers and taking disciplinary measure and removal from office of the heads of all other public officials are under the commission of public service.
  • All the officers of the police service will come under the public service commission’s control.
  • The elections department will come under the commission following the appointment of the members to the elections commission.
  • Remove the two term restriction for elected president.
  • president shall get powers to call for a presidential election even after four years of his second term
  • president should participate in parliamentary sittings once in three months
  • Replace to 10 member constitutional council with a 5 member constitutional advisory committee (CAC).
  • President will appoint the committee in consultation with Prime minister, Speaker and Opposition Leader from persons in the parliament
  • Whatever mentioned in the constitution all appointments, promotions and transfers and their disciplinary control and removal from office of the heads of all departments shall be done by the cabinet of ministers.
  • Appointments, promotions, transfers and taking disciplinary measure and removal from office of the heads of all other public officials are under the commission of public service.
  • All the officers of the police service will come under the public service commission’s control.
  • The elections department will come under the commission following the appointment of the members to the elections commission.
Advertisements

One Reply to “Passed 18th Amendment to the Constitution”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s