Congress statute endorsed by central committee

Kathmandu, Dec 21 : The amended draft of the Nepali Congress statute has been endorsed by the central committee after a long debate and discussion.

The central committee meeting held at the party’s central office in Sanepa, Lalitpur today passed the party’s draft statute that is based on the new federal structure adopted by the country, according to central member Min Biswakarma.

Accordingly, the NC will now have a chair, two vice-chairs, two general secretaries, eight joint general secretaries and a treasurer in the central executive committee. All will be elected except for the treasurer, who will be nominated by the chair from among the central members.

The eight joint general secretaries will represent all the clusters of inclusion as provided in the constitution. The size of the central committee will be determined by the technical task group, with a choice between 161 and 167, after the additional joint general secretaries.

The draft statute will be presented before the NC Mahasamiti meeting underway in Kathmandu since December 15.

The draft was prepared by a committee formed by the party under the leadership of General Secretary Purna Bahadur Khadka. He will table the draft statute before the Mahasamiti tomorrow.