(Bishraj, Hari and Sharad)
Kathmandu, (RSS): With the oath taking of the newly appointed chiefs of the State, the preparation for the swearing-in ceremony of Provincial Assembly members has begun.
After the President administered the oath of office and secrecy to the State chiefs Friday, the Election Commission submitted its report along with the final name lists of the Provincial Assembly members to the President's Office.
EC, with the submission, sent the final name list for the publication in gazette on Friday itself.
Meanwhile, the State Chiefs have put forth various queries with the EC officials and Chief Secretaries and secretaries. They demanded immediate mobilization of employees for their offices.
Chief of Province No-3 Anuradha Koirala has drawn the attention of Chief Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi to manage the infrastructures and resources even for the swearing-in programme of provincial lawmakers.
Province-2 Chief Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha made similar demand.
CEC Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav had briefed about the legal provisions regarding the publication of name lists of newly elected lawmakers as they were voters to the election of National Assembly.
The government has managed the security and other services to the newly appointed state chiefs equal to that of minister.
Similarly, Chief Secretary Regmi said that the entire government mechanisms have been mobilized under the Regional Administrators in the concerned regional administration offices and the chief district officers of the concerned districts for necessary preparations to administer oath to the state chiefs.
He said that entire managements for office of the State Chief, residence, security and officials' management have been maintained under the leadership of Joint Secretary adding that Secretaries of the Home, General Administration and Urban Development and the chiefs of security bodies have been coordinated for the office management of the State Chief.
As per the constitutional provision, the State Chief should summon the session of the Province Assembly within 20 days of the first meeting of the province assembly. The session would elect the Chief Minister and Province Government.
Likewise, Spokesperson of the Ministry of General Administration Shivaram Neupane said that officials would be sent by Sunday in the offices of the State Chiefs. The civil servants would be sent on temporary basis until the completion of the civil servants' adjustment. A total of 175 government employees would be sent in all seven provinces with the ratio of 25 in each province.