The Council of Ministers has enforced a 15-day deadline for responses or opinions from subordinate bodies when requested.

Under this directive, failure to respond within 15 days is to be assumed as agreement or consent with the process or decision.

According to the government, this decision is to streamline decision-making processes and to address prolonged delays in obtaining opinions from various ministries and government bodies.

The decision was prompted by the large timeframe normally required to collect input from entities such as the ministries of law and finance, as well as the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Attorney General.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed concerns over officials hesitating to make decisions, attributing it to a fear of potential controversy.