18 ministries proposed at federal level

June 06, 2017

June 2, 2017-

The Federal Administrative Restructuring Committee has proposed 18 ministries including the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at the federal level.

The high-powered committee has brought a draft of more ministries than the proposal floated by a committee formed under the leadership of Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi.

Earlier, the government had formed the Federal Implementation and Administrative Restructuring Coordination Committee under the headship of Chief Secretary Subedi.

The Committee had proposed 16 ministries at the federal level.

Federal Administrative Restructuring Committee has proposed two ministries more than the proposal floated by the committee under Chief Secretary.

The Constitution has the provision of having maximum 25 ministries at the federal level.

During a meeting of the State Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament held on Friday, lawmakers have suggested an authorised trade union at the federal level rather than having various trade unions affiliated to political parties.

The Committee has proposed the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperatives and Land Management ministries.

Likewise, it has also proposed the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure, Transport and Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports, and Science & Technology, Ministry of Women, Inclusion and Social Justice, Ministry of  Information and Communications, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Youth, Labour and Employment and Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation.