Kathmandu, June 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has authenticated the Constitution (2nd Amendment) Bill 2077, after the Bill was passed by both the houses of the federal parliament.
With this authentication, the map in the coat of arms has also changed and areas of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani have been constitutionally incorporated into the map of Nepal.
Spokesperson for the President’s Office Hari Prasad Dahal informed that President Bhandari ratified the Bill in accordance with Article 274 (10) of the Constitution of Nepal.
Following the authentication of the Bill by the President, the federal parliament, federal and State governments and all the 753 local levels will now be required to use the new map and emblem.
Similarly, all agencies, bodies and organisations will also have to use the updated administrative and political map and the changed coat of arms.
The Bill to amend the constitution had been unanimously passed by the House of Representatives on June 13 and the National Assembly on June 18.