The Panchayat Constitution was amended several times,
to increase the power and prerogatives of the monarchy
increasing popular demand for liberalization of the
institutions and processes. In view of the mounting
against the Panchayat Constitution, King Birendra, who had
succeeded his father in 1972, pursuant to recommendations
specially created Constitutional Reform Commission,
1975 that the constitution would be amended to include
governing the amending procedure itself. Previously the
not amend the constitution unless two-thirds of the
Panchayat ratified the proposed amendment. Under the
amendment, the king would have to consult a special
the Rastriya Panchayat before amending the constitution.
addition, the term of a delegate to the Rashtriya
reduced from six years to four years.
Data as of September 1991