Speaker of the House of Representatives Devraj Ghimire has pointed out the need to make the role of the Parliament accountable and effective.
Hence, the parliamentarians should play a responsible role in uplifting the dignity of the Parliament, he said.
Inaugurating an orientation on ‘Parliamentary Procedures and Practices’ organized by the Federal Parliament Secretariat today for the members of the House of Representatives, he said that there have been some reports that some of the past parliamentary practices were not responsive to the people and hence it is necessary to make the parliamentary role effective.
Mentioning that the government has a role in making the Parliament effective, he said that the government should also coordinate with the opposition parties in this regard.
Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan said the parliamentary responsibilities can be fulfilled only with efficient adoption of the parliamentary rules and procedures. The conduct and ideas presented here should be dignified and in accordance with the parliamentary norms.
Deputy Speaker Indira Rana said that the role of the Deputy Speaker in the Parliament should be made effective, as people saw it only as a secondary role.
She also said that the people’s representatives should become accountable towards the people through the parliamentary procedures.