The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent its member Sudip Pathak as a representative for the recommendation committee for the formation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission for the Enforced Disappearance (CED) on Monday, October 27, 2014.
With this recommendation, the five-member committee is now complete to start its work after about four months.
The committee had been unable to make recommendations due to an incomplete team. The officials were only recently appointed, after a year of vacant posts.
As per the new TRC and CED Act, the five members' recommendation committee, constituted under the chairmanship of a former chief justice, shall have chairperson of the NHRC or a person designated by the NHRC Chairperson as a member.
The NHRC on Sunday had dispatched a letter to the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, stating that Pathak will represent the NHRC in the TRC recommendation panel.
The government had appointed former chief justice Om Bhakta Shrestha as chairman of the committee and Pradeep Pokharel, Ghanashyam Lal Das and Sapana Malla Pradhan as members on June 16, 2014.
However, after the refusal of Malla to accept the post by expressing her reservations over the TRC and CED Act, the government had appointed Shanti Devi Khanal as a member in Malla´s place.
The committee has already collected applications for vacant positions at the two commissions and conducted several consultations in different places.