Members for independent commissions to be appointed after Nov. 28

Members for independent commissions to be appointed after Nov. 28

November 26, 2022   11:44 am

Members for independent commissions will be appointed after November 28, the Office of Speaker of Parliament says.

Pursuant to the 21st constitutional amendment, new members should be appointed to independent commissions. Although it has been more than a month since the 21st constitutional amendment was passed in the parliament by majority votes, members for independent commissions are yet to be appointed.

Responding to queries raised by Ada Derana in this regard, Speaker’s Office mentioned that the Constitutional Council needs to be appointed before selecting members for commissions.

Nominations have been called for the appointment of two Constitutional Council members who do not serve as parliamentarians. The deadline for accepting nominations is November 28.

Accordingly, members for independent commissions will be selected after appointing these two Constitutional Council members, the Speaker’s Office explained.

Approval of the Constitutional Council should be sought for appointing members of Election Commission, Public Service Commission, National Police Commission, Human Rights Commission, Bribery Commission, Finance Commission, Delimitation Commission.

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