MPs in Nepal endorse historic proclamation – King’s power curbed

This is truly a historic moment for Nepal and Nepalese people. The proposal that was unanimously passed by The House of Representatives today brings army under the parliament, King will have to pay tax and Nepal becomes a Secular Country. This is a great occasion to celebrate but we always need to remember that the main problem is still there to be solved. MAOISTS! This is a step towards right direction and I hope the leaders will continue to work as per peoples aspirations. If they don’t perform, people will surely punish them. They didn’t spare a King so, why would they leave corrupt leaders?

Key declarations of the House Proclamation

  • The name His Majesty’s Government of Nepal changed to Nepal Government
  • Nepal becomes a secular state
  • National anthem to be changed
  • Name of Royal Nepalese Army changed to Nepal Army
  • The post of Supreme-Commander-in-Chief of the army held by the king and the constitutional provision regarding the mobilisation of the army scrapped
  • Army and all other security limbs of the state brought under the direct control of the HoR
  • Council of Ministers to appoint the Chief of Army Staff
  • Rajparishad scrapped, its duties and responsibilities will be exercised by the HoR
  • Parliament to formulate, amend, and annul the laws deciding the heir to the throne
  • All executive rights of the state vested only in the Council of Ministers
  • Prime Minister will summon the House session and Speaker will end the session on PM’s recommendation
  • Parliament to decide Royal Palace expenditures and other facilities
  • Private property and income of the king to be taxed as per the existing laws
  • Questions can be raised in parliament and in a court of law against the king’s unconstitutional and illegal actions
  • The Royal Household Service scrapped, civil servants to replace Royal Household Service employees
  • The Council of Ministers to decide the security arrangement of the Royal Palace
  • The provisions of the Constitution of Nepal 1990 and other laws which contravene the House Proclamation will be null and void to the extent of contravention
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