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Four new ministers inducted in Nepal's first cabinet

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[Kathmandu], Feb 27 (ANI): After two weeks of being appointed as of Federal Nepal, K.P. inducted four ministers onto the very first cabinet of Federal

The new ministers to be inducted in latest round of cabinet expansion includes, and Dr. from the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, along with "Badal" and Matrika Yadav from the

Oli has given the portfolio of to Pokhrel, who will also be leading the ministers into the cabinet.

Likewise, the Oli led government has given the portfolio of Ministry for Home Affairs to "Badal", the former guerilla during Maoist insurgency.

Dr. Yuvraj Khatiwada, the former of the have been appointed as the

Matrika Yadav has been given the responsibility of looking after the

K.P. Sharma Oli, heir the portfolio of the First of in 15th of February after it's adaptation of the federal system as per the constitution promulgated in 2015. But the slow expansion of the cabinet is taking toll against the undergoing and to be started development projects.

"It's going to be two weeks of KP Oli's appointment as Prime Minister of Nepal but the pace of the cabinet expansion is going too slow. This ultimately hampers the works that are to be carried by various bodies in the government," Rajendra Dev Acharya, a told ANI.

"The government should take some instance on it. In my opinion we should have some mandatory provisions of forming a complete cabinet with limited time frame to overcome this sort of tendency," Acharya added.

The section 76's sub-section 1 of the Constitution of Nepal has the provision of electing the from the major party in the parliament to be nominated as Prime Minister and can form the government.

The sub section 2 of the same section in Nepali constitution also has the provision for the appointment of new Prime Minister in case any of the parties failed to garner complete majority. It has stated that the can appoint the of a party who can complete the majority mark by getting support from other incumbent parties.

But the government formed after garnering support from two or more than two parties is mandated to testify the support in parliament within 30 days of its formation.

In case the government fails to get endorsed then the should give another chance to garner majority and upon the repeated failure the can dissolve the House of and call for another election within 6 months.

The constitution also has fixed the number of ministers in the center with a number limit of 25 seats inclusive of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, State

The Section 76's subsection 9 of the Constitution of Nepal has the provision limiting the number of cabinets as well as ensures the inclusiveness in the government which also will see members from the State assemblies too.

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First Published: Tue, February 27 2018. 10:50 IST