Kathmandu: The Federal Parliament Secretariat says it has improved the badge for federal lawmakers after it drew criticisms from stakeholders including the lawmakers themselves and the public.
Earlier in August, the secretariat had unveiled the new badge for the lawmakers so as to reflect the change made in the national emblem as per the country’s new political map. However, it was heavily criticised for being more kitschy than artistic. Following that, the secretariat had returned the badges to its producer, urging it to replace them by the improved ones at no cost.
The secretariat’s spokesperson Roj Nath Pandey says the new badges have been ready to use. House of Representatives Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina have already begun using it, he says, adding other lawmakers can also visit the secretariat to collect their pieces.