Kathmandu, Aug 23: The Supreme Court has given an interim order not to implement the parliamentary development program brought by the government through the FY 2023/24 budget.
Today (Wednesday), the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court said that the provisions related to the Parliamentary Area Infrastructure Development Program in the Appropriation Act of 2023/024 and the funds allocated for those provisions should not be implemented immediately.
Advocate Trilok Bahadur Chand filed a petition as an opponent to the Federal Parliament Secretariat demanding cancellation of the Parliamentary Area Infrastructure Development Program.
The Supreme Court has said that there will be a conflict of interests if the parliamentarian himself/herself allocates funds for the infrastructure development of their parliamentary constituency in the name of the infrastructure program of the parliamentary constituency on matters that are not recommended by the National Planning Commission or the Provincial Planning Commission or the relevant ministries.
“An interim order has been issued not to implement the arrangements related to the Parliamentary Area Infrastructure Development Program of the same nature as provided in the Appropriation Act of the financial year 2080/81BS and to spend the funds allocated for those arrangements until the final hearing of the writ petition.”
Court order [Nepali]: